Forget Governorship, Rebuild APC, Youths Tell Fayemi

By Tope Ogunkuade

Youths in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, under the aegis of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC) has urged the Minister of Solid Minerals and former governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi to perish the thought of governing the State again.

The youths said instead of Fayemi plotting in Abuja to truncate the government of Mr Ayodele Fayose so as to pave way for his return as governor before 2018, the minister should channel his resources towards rebuilding the APC in the State in readiness for the 2018 governorship election.

In a statement issued after its meeting in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, the youths said they were showing concern because the same path that their leaders thread last year that led to the woeful performance of the party in the general elections was what they were beginning to thread now and they were tired of people raising our hope and dashing it.

The statement was signed by the EAYC Convener and Secretary, Mr Tope Ogunkuade and Comrade Tunji Adeleye

They said if the APC had focused on the last year general elections instead of the wild goose chase of Fayose's impeachment that was embarked on, there was no how it would have lost all the 26 seats in the State House of Assembly.

The failed impeachment plot only gave Fayose sympathy and any move to truncate his government now will give him another regime of sympathy, which he will probably carry till the end of this year.

Therefore, we are not in support of any plot to cause another political instability in the State by trying to remove Fayose.

Rather, we are interested in a genuine rebuilt of our party towards the 2018 governorship election. It is our position that our leaders should restore unity back to the party and work towards producing a viable governorship candidate from the South Senatorial district.

Already, we have notable leaders of our party from the South Senatorial district like Oluomo Yemi Adaramodu, Rt. Hon Femi Bamisile, Hon Kayode Babade, Ayoleke Adu, Senator Tony Adeniyi and others showing interest in the governorship.

We are of the opinion that instead of another wild goose chase of plot to truncate Fayose's government, our party should begin to project one or two of the above named leaders Aso the candidate for 2018.