The APC may just have got what they have been asking for, a robust and engaging opposition to confront them as they take up the gauntlet of leadership at the federal level.
Embattled Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has taken up the challenge and vowed to lead the opposition against the APC in the country in general and in the South-West in particular.
Fayose, in a personal statement issued on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti, said he had become a “prime demolition target” of the APC national leadership because of his “overt and unalloyed support for President Goodluck Jonathan during the campaigns.”
He promised to remain loyal to Jonathan and be the last man standing even if all Nigerians deserted him. “I wish to declare unequivocally that I remain loyal to President Jonathan even after May 29 as my support for his re-election and administration was not about bread-and-butter,” Fayose stated.
Meanwhile, women in Ikere Ekiti on Wednesday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the 19 APC lawmakers to back down from the impeachment proceeding against Fayose or they would “invoke the gods” against them.
The women in their hundreds embarked on a protest at and danced round the town while chanting anti-APC songs. They warned that any attempt to impeach Fayose would spark violence in the state.
Also, the Ekiti Council of Elders has promised to summon Fayose and the 19 APC lawmakers to a peace meeting to end the lingering crisis between the executive and the legislature.
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