BY GODWIN ORITSE
ADO EKITI — PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has lampooned Governor Kayode Fayemi over his comments on the emergence of Fayose as the governorship candidate of the party, saying it is purely an internal affair of PDP.
Fayose while reacting to Fayemi’s comments, insisted that there was nothing wrong if President Goodluck Jonathan supported Fayose emergence as the party gubernatorial candidate.
The governor spoke in a statement on Monday.
Fayemi said that the President would be held responsible for any act of violence by his party’s governorship candidate
But reacting through his spokesman, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said: “Picking Fayose by the PDP is purely internal affairs of the PDP and the party has the right to pick who it feels can win the election. Fayemi who we learnt developed malaria immediately Fayose was declared winner perhaps is back to office now.
“Fayemi and APC can call Fayose names they like. It is meaningless to the teachers, workers, traders, Okada riders, drivers, artisans, pensioners and students who went to town jubilating because Fayose won the primary.
“It is a signal to Fayemi if he does not know that his days in the government are numbered since Saturday March 22 when Fayose won the party’s ticket.
“Fayemi who accused Jonathan of supporting Fayose perhaps has forgotten that Bola Tinubu and Niyi Adebayo equally supported him during the ACN governorship primary in 2006 over Dayo Adeyeye, Caleb Olubolade and 14 others prompting their defection to PDP. So, what is wrong in that assuming that Jonathan supported Fayose which he did not but provided level play ground for all the aspirants.
“On the issue of murder raised by Fayemi, the police have since 2008 cleared Fayose. On EFCC case, I can’t talk on that because the matter is in the court and by the grace of God the law says I am innocent until court proved otherwise. Therefore, the cries of Fayemi are meaningless. We are going to meet in the ring on June 21 and will know that I am his master.”