By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC) has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose that its doors are not opened to him as the governor is not wanted in the ruling party.
Reacting to media reports quoting Fayose as planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another party, Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement on Sunday that APC could not be in the contemplation of the governor if indeed he wanted to move to another party.
Olatunbosun said Fayose is day-dreaming if he nursed any hope of seeking refuge in APC that controls the Federal Government “because he cannot survive in an opposition party”.
“Fayose is always seeking to be relevant in party politics with his party dominating at the centre to enable him get away with his many cases of illegality and lawless conducts.
“Fayose has been jittery and confused since the PDP lost Ondo State to the ruling APC against all odds and calculations and as a political gambler, who has traversed many parties since 2003 till present, starting from the PDP to APGA, Labour party, romanced briefly with ACN and PPA before moving back to the PDP even as he romanced AD in the last week governorship election, he is at his wits again to save his skin.
“Sensing that PDP is in the throes of death, he is contemplating dumping the party for APC, but there is no place for him in APC as he is only looking for an escape route from prosecution for his various infractions on the law since his first aborted tenure as governor,” he explained.
“Fayose is a blight to any political association he finds himself. For instance, he chased those who helped him win election in 2003 away from PDP and attacked several other members with thugs before he was sacked over criminal conduct only to return to the same party to cause more confusion in Sheriff/Makarfi fractious PDP where he paid his benefactors, including Buruji Kashamu, with evil.
“APC will never accept such a destabilising character and does not have a space for such a demagogue without any ideological bent other than to seize state powers for personal benefits after causing confusion and disaffection among the leaders and running members to the bush.”
He advised the governor to take the counsel of Plateau Governor Simon Lalong, who advised Fayose to stay in PDP and face the law over his alleged misappropriation of state resources and other pending criminal charges.