Ado Ekiti—Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, yesterday condemned the statement credited to the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, that the mandate given to the governor-elect of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose was a stolen mandate.
Adeyeye also frowned that the APC national chairman was quoted as saying that the APC would form a parallel government should the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rig the 2015 presidential election.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti Ekiti, the minister said “It amounts to hatred for Nigeria as a nation and insult on Ekiti people for anyone to claim that the mandate freely given to Ayodele Fayose by the people of Ekiti State in the June 21 governorship election was a stolen one.
”Nigerians must begin to take note of what the APC intends to do in 2015 because it will definitely lose the presidential and other elections scandalously.
”By their attitude, any election they did not win is rigged. Therefore, if the APC loses the 2015 presidential election, which is very sure that the party will lose because President Goodluck Jonathan will be reelected, they will claim that the election was rigged and throw the entire country into chaos by forming a parallel government.
”Perhaps, they are likely to begin this in Osun State because they are going to lose Osun on Saturday, and also lose other Southwest States in 2015.”
Speaking further, the minister said it was unpatriotic for anyone to be fanning embers of anarchy in the country, when Nigerians are still being killed by the Boko Haram insurgents, with accusing fingers being pointed at the APC as the sponsor of the insurgents..