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Don’t come to APC, we’re taking over Ekiti, Gov. Lalong tells Fayose

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Plateau State Governor, Solomon Lalong has called on Governor Ayodele Fayose not to contemplate crossing over to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He boasted that APC having won the governorship election in Ondo State has Ekiti, Rivers and Anambra states as its next targets.

Fayose, had on Wednesday during a meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere-Ekiti chapter, hinted on plans to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

However, Lalong, speaking on the side-lines of North Central Zonal Congress of the APC in Abuja, asked Fayose to remain in PDP and not think of coming to the APC, adding that the ruling party was eagerly waiting to take over Ekiti, Rivers, and Anambra states as it did in Edo and Ondo states.

“The one I am waiting for is Ekiti. I understand that after Ondo, the man (Fayose) has been saying he wants to come to APC. He should remain in the PDP till after the elections. We just
came back from Ondo and we were again recruited yesterday to go to Rivers and conduct another election.

“Before now, some people were looking down on APC, but now people with ambition for 2019 are withdrawing from the PDP and coming
to the APC. We are going to Rivers and we will win the elections there. After there, we are moving to Anambra and that one is a done deal,” Lalong said.

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Meanwhile, Fayose has clarified his Wednesday statement. According to him, “What I said is that if the current man-made crisis rocking the
PDP persists till 2018, rather than allow them to mess us up like they did in Ondo, we may have to seek an alternative and credible platform.
We are not people who betray the confidence of their people. We shall carry our leaders and the people along.

“I will never dump PDP for APC. I remain strong and unshaken for the PDP. I can’t jump the boat, even if I want to jump, I won’t jump into the red sea. Why should I leave the PDP and join a party of hunger like APC? Ekiti is different from Ondo. By the grace of God, there will be a repeat of history here in 2018, I shall repeat the 16-0 that I gave them in 2014.”

 

 

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