Ekiti 2018: ‘APC won’t rely on Buhari’s victory’
A former speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Femi Bamisile, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state will work hard to reclaim the state from the grip of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018 governorship election.
He said the party would draw inspiration from President Mohammadu Buhari’s victory at the centre and work assiduously to dislodge any candidate that would carry the PDP banner.
Addressing supporters the APC in Igede Ekiti, of in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local
Government Area of the state, during the distribution of free petrol to commercial motorcycle operators, the governorship hopeful condemned what he called multiple taxes imposed by the PDP-led government on the people.
He said, “That President Buhari wins the presidency is not enough for our people here in Ekiti. We need to win Ekiti so that our members and the entire Ekiti people can have unfettered access to good governance. How many of our people can gain access to Buhari in Abuja? Though, the man has been doing well with the way he manages the country. We will work hard and ensure that we remove the PDP from the Government House in Ekiti”.
“This is one of the reasons why I started campaigning now. Winning an incumbent is not easy, but now that Fayose’s government has derailed and has started alienating the people, it will be easy for us to remove the PDP. We have to start a process of rebuilding and rejigging our party. We have done our findings and we now know why we lost the June 21 governorship election. We lost because we did not connect the way we were expected to connect with the people despite Dr Kayode Fayemi’s good performance”, he said.
Also speaking, the APC chairman in the council, Mr Femi Alagbada, said the members would no longer tolerate imposition of candidate, saying the trend brought the party to its present position.
“We will only vote for those who understand the terrain in the primaries. We will not allow any leader to sit somewhere and dictate to us where to go. We will take our destiny in our own hands,” he said.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos (middle), discusses with the Ambassador of Italy to Nigeria, Mr. Fulvio Rustico (right) while the Consul General of Italy in Lagos, Dr. Andrea Pompermaier, watches, during a courtesy visit to the governor, at the Lagos House, Ikeja yesterday.