By Sunday Aloba, Ado Ekiti
Governor Ayodele Fayose has said he is yet to be clear about the platform he will use to fight the 2018 succession battle in the state, but affirmed that under no circumstance would he join the All Progressives Congress(APC).
Fayose said he remains constant and unshaken with the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the platform he had used to win the governorship polls twice.
The governor had on Wednesday in Ikere Ekiti at a meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere chapter, said that he may not use PDP platform to run for the 2018 poll.
Speaking at the palace of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe while being conferred with the honour of ‘Outstanding Achiever of Our Time’ by Ado Progressive Union , Fayose said he will never dump the PDP for APC under any guise.
“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.
“I operate like the biblical Elisha because those with us are greater than theirs. The God of Israel that conquered Philistines shall be on our side”.
The Governor assured the people of Ado Ekiti that more developmental projects shall be instituted by his government for him to remain indelible in the history of Ekiti State.
“Chief Obafemi Awolowo died 29 years ago, but his work live on. I want people in ten, twenty, fifty years to think of one Ayo Fayose that governed Ekiti and opened up Ado Ekiti, built a new Oja Oba Market, the flyover , dualization of many towns among other landmark projects.
“I have raised the bar of development in Ado Ekiti, I have raised the respect for Ewi and no governor can come to Ekiti and undermine this town and the throne.
“ I shall do more to promote this palace to the extent that our opponents will have no space within this palace to construct any structure”, Fayose