Abuja – Mr Ayo Fayose, candidate of PDP in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti, has appealed to members of the party to give him chance to govern the State again.
Fayose made the appeal at the national secretariat of PDP in Abuja when he came to collect his Certificate of Return.
He told newsmen that he had commenced reconciliation moves with aspirants who had contested the party`s ticket him.
He assured that they would not lose out if he won the governorship poll.
He said that he would behave like the biblical Joseph who did not revenge his travails on his brothers who sold him into slavery when he became prime minister of Egypt.
He said that his emergence as the party`s candidate was a rare opportunity given by God for him to rule the state again.
He urged his fellow contestants in the primary to pardon him for whatever they considered as their grievance and support him to reclaim Ekiti for the PDP.
The former Governor of Ekiti said his desire to rule the state again was aimed at improving the lot of the people and not to stand on the way of any body.
“There is no way we can work in this world without stepping on toes, but they should appreciate that I am only human, to err is human and to forgive is divine.
“They should please give me a chance so that I will turn around the fortunes of the less privileged in the state.
“I want them to know that I am Ayo Fayose, 12 years older, more responsible, more experienced and I will listen to them and work with them.’’
National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu`azu, said, “power lies in the hands of the Almighty God who gives it to whom He wishes.’’
He urged politicians to forget about godfathers and focus their attention on God the Almighty in their bid to acquire political power.
He said that under his leadership, democracy would be deepened at all levels of the party.
He congratulated Fayose for emerging as the party`s candidate and appealed to those who contested with him to join the party and its candidate to win the election.
“I assure you that under my leadership, not only would we recognise your contributions and efforts, we will also make sure that you are rewarded’’, he said.
Muazu expressed hope PDP would reclaim Government House Ado-Ekiti if party members worked hard in unity.
Fayose emerged the party’s candidate at the party’s primary conducted in Ado-Ekiti on March 22. (NAN)