The Ekiti State Chairman, of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Mr. Paul Omotoso, has said out-going governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose will not be accepted into the party, unless corruption charges against him are cleared.
Omotosho, alongside all the party chairmen in all wards in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, where the governor hails from, as well as all wards in Ado-Ekiti, have said he is not welcome in the ruling party.
According to the Ekiti state chapter of the ruling party the governor must be cleared of his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) before he joins their party.
In a statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ade Ajayi, APC said “Fayose, over the years, abused, disrespected and openly denigrated President Muhammadu Buhari. Its also explained that Governor Fayose doesn’t believe in the core tenets
We want to prove to the world that APC will not provide sanctuary for criminal suspects, political prostitutes and lepers. We will never admit such character to this party and we advise Fayose to play his politics of destruction somewhere else.“Fayose’s criminal prosecution on 2005 poultry project fraud resumes on November 4, 2018. Fayose cannot turn Ekiti APC into a haven and sanctuary for criminal suspects; we advise him to forget any plan to smear Ekiti APC with criminal records.”APC is a political party bounded by common ideals of integrity, openness, discipline and commitment to common goal of progressive governance, which Fayose does not possess or believe in, given “his style of politics and governance”.“Fayose, over the years, abused, disrespected and openly denigrated President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of our party, who is also the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces.“Fayose is coming to destroy our party and ensure that President Buhari does not get a second term in 2019. We won’t allow Fayose’s evil plan to materialise.” “Fayose said many times that he would destroy APC. He destroyed Labour Party (LP), All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA), and at a time he also destroyed the PDP before his current activities that led to the present sorry state of the party in Ekiti State…”