Atiku tells Fayemi to prepare for defeat in Ekiti gov poll

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, to be prepared for defeat  in the upcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.

Atiku said the APC should be ready to accept defeat in the spirit of the 2015 concession of defeat by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Atiku who was in Ekiti with members of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council Monday expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness of his party for the upcoming election.

PDP bigwigs who paid visit to Ekiti included Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, former Senate President David Mark, former Kano State governor Ibrahim Shekarau, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, former Ogun State governor Gbenga Daniel, among others.

Atiku said, “We are satisfied that the PDP is prepared for this election. We hope that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will accept the outcome of the election.

“They should be democratic for the first time. We have seen how democratic they are, but for the first time in 2015 we have opposition party taking over from the ruling party. We expect them to do the same.’

Governor Ayodele Fayose said, “They (PDP leaders) are here because they know that PDP has won this election. Everyone is on the same page with us. The only thing the APC is holding on to is to rig the election. We have told INEC that this is a pointer to the 2019 election. They should save their image.

“The country is bigger than all of us. Let me tell them, if rigging has been tried elsewhere it won’t work here. The people will defend this election. We are aware of plans to bring thugs here to disrupt the election, the people will stand up to them.

“The PDP leadership are in the state today to strengthen our hands and assure us of their support. I want to say that this election is about the people for the people and it must be so. Ekiti election is not only about Nigeria, the whole world is watching”.

Fayemi while speaking in Ijero local governments, where many PDP members renounced their membership, said the PDP had become a desolate party that can’t win any election in the state.

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