Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted to the defection of former minister of state for works and a losing aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary in Ekiti State, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fayose said Adeyeye’s defection will not affect the party’s chances in the forthcoming governorship election.
The governor made the claim in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday.
Fayose said that Adeyeye’s defection to the ruling APC had merely confirmed his belief that Adeyeye was “never a loyal and committed member of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
“I am not bothered by the action taken by the former aspirant in the just concluded PDP governorship primary election in the state.
“His move to APC will not in any way affect us. This is because majority of those he thought were behind him did not defect with him.
“In fact, one of his two party agents for the last primary is still with us in PDP and you know what that means.
“If somebody is your party agent and could not go with you to another party, it tells a lot; and even as he is moving from PDP, many others from APC are coming to us. So, we have nothing to lose with his defection,” Fayose said.
The governor said that he held no grudge against Adeyeye because he had the right to move from one political party to the other, adding that he wished him well in his new party.
“While he was the PDP national spokesman, he had spoken terrible things against the APC and he has now gone to join the same party,” Fayose noted.
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