Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the merger of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) with the All Progressives Congress(APC) is a signal that alternation of power at the federal level is imminent.
The Governor who stated this in Osogbo, Osun State capital, during the third anniversary of the Rauf Aregbesola administration, stressed that democracy without alternation of power is elected dictatorship hence the need to alternate power so that democracy could be meaningful.
While stating that the APC is not the same as the PDP, Fayemi described the All Progressives Congress as a party of progress, development and revolution, adding that this was what led the aggrieved PDP governors and leaders of the new PDP to join the APC, a development he described as a “great political earthquake”.
He welcomed the former Osun state Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola to the APC, calling on Osun state residents to welcome him as well.
Congratulating Aregbesola on his 3rd anniversary in office, Governor Fayemi described Aregbesola as a visionary leader, who has made positive development in all sectors of the state.
Fayemi affirmed that Aregbesola deserves another term in order to complete all the people oriented programmes he had started and called on Osun state residents to support his re-election bid.
The Governor however stated he is not unaware that the PDP is scheming and targeting him and Aregbesola ahead of next year’s governorship polls in the two states, saying that the two governors believe in the support of the people and will not accept the “anambracadabra election” which INEC conducted in Anambra during Osun and Ekiti polls.
Fayemi was accompanied by his Commissioner for integration and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mr Funminiyi Afuye to the event which was held at the Freedom park, Osogbo and attended by the Deputy Governor of Osun, Otunba Grace Titilayo Laoye Tomori, wife of the Governor, Alhaja Serifat Aregbesola, top government functionaries and a mammoth crowd of supporters of Aregbesola.
Last modified: November 27, 2013