Fayose Takes Up Buhari Again Over Appointment Of INEC Boss...Tells Dickson Not To Panic Over Ranting Of APC
Ekiti state governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose on Thursday in Yenagoa, says it
is wrong on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint his in-law as
the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC),
especially now that the nation is warming up for the conduct of election in
Kogi and Bayelsa states.
He also urged Governor Dickson not to entertain any fears over the
forthcoming election, submitting that the governor has all it takes to
defeat the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the December poll.
Speaking as the chairman PDP National Electoral Panel, Chief Fayose said
the party is closely monitoring the activities of the INEC, submitting that
at the appropriate time its hidden agenda will be made public.
According to him, “I have complained very clearly about the choice of the
INEC chairperson. Nobody can give us an INEC chairman that is his daughter
or in-law. This is our Country and nobody can run out of Nigeria.
“Therefore, we are watching INEC and its activities. We will not allow you
to play pranks. This is an Ijaw state and so they are going nowhere. This
is a PDP controlled state. No hidden agenda will work in Bayelsa.”
On the preparedness of the party for the December 5 poll, Chief Fayose told
Governor Dickson not to worry about the ranting of APC, adding, “In our
place, it is one stone that scatters so many birds. Your (Dickson) stone
will scatter their birds. I’ve worked with them before. I know their style
and antics. So fear not.
“If you read the book of Joshua chapter one, it says, fear not. So don’t be
afraid but be courageous because their armies will bow to your army.
“I am conducting this PDP primary in Bayelsa transparently in line with the
PDP guidelines. I am not ready to dodge out of this stadium to run away.
The truth will stand the test of time and speak for itself.
Describing Governor Dickson as a great fighter, he assured him of victory
in the next election.
According to him, “You have won the battle already. This is not a party
where they will do one primary today and cancel it tomorrow. In this our
own, there will be no cancellation. This is an authority in Bayelsa.
“Nigeria respects my voice because I am not given to frivolities and
propaganda. I am here to conduct an election that will stand the test of
On President Goodluck Jonathan, he described him as a true son of Africa,
adding, “You have done what no African leader could do. You threw in the
towel to save Nigeria. You gave us the relative peace we are enjoying. You
remain a man after my heart.