By Rotimi Ojomoyela
ADO-EKITI—GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday, assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that the mandate given to his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka will be reclaimed through the Tribunal.
Fayose, who accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of stealing the people’s mandate from Eleka, urged members of the party and his supporters in the state to remain steadfast and hopeful, saying, “I believe that God will reclaim the July 14 mandate for us.”
The governor gave the assurance at a meeting with aspirants for the Federal and State Houses of Assembly at the governor’s office in Ado Ekiti.
His words: “We will reclaim our mandate. Let me assure you that my destiny is tied to yours and I will continue to be committed to this cause until you retrieve your mandate. The Journey of life is beyond today, we have seen today but no one has seen tomorrow. I believe God will return this mandate.
“I appreciate your courage. Life is full of challenges and gives opportunities. Certain things happen for you to know who your real friends are. It gives you the stamina o carry on also. Ekiti people and even your detractors will celebrate you. For me, I have done my best for the election, we won and I have no doubt that we will win the battle again.
“Keep hope alive because Ekiti people out there are in pain. Go to town, you will see that the people, who stole the mandate, cannot celebrate it as the common man there are more pained.
“Keep body, soul and spirit alive because I am sure we will be victorious. It doesn’t matter how close anybody is to me, if he comes to tell you that Fayose has picked me, tell him that he is a fool. I expect everyone to sell himself to the people.”