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Ekiti 2014: PDP Victory Will Be Landslide - Adeyeye

By Prince Adedayo Adeyeye
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Afenifere Chieftain and former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has said that the PDP will win the June 21 governorship election convincingly, adding that; "the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will be so embarrassed that it won't be able to go to the tribunal."

Adeyeye, who was nominated as minister by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, told PDP supporters during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, that no effort must be spared to ensure a resounding victory for the party.

He charged leaders of his group, the Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) to go to their respective wards and make sure their polling units and make sure that they deliver their wards to the party.

Those who attended the meeting included former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon Sola Ajigbolamu, former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Afolabi Ojuawo, the only PDP member in the State House of Assembly, Hon Dele Ajibola, former Commissioners, Hon Bade Adara, Dr Gboyega Isijola among others.

Adeyeye, who described the PDP governorship candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose as a honest and sincere person, added that; "the only way to reward a man who was sincere to you is to also support him and make him victorious."

He said; "Obviously, the masses of Ekiti State will liberate themselves from the APC deceitful government on June 21, 2014 by voting massively for the PDP such that Governor Kayode Fayemi and his APC won't be able to challenge our victory in court."

He thanked President Jonathan for finding him worthy to serve in his cabinet.

Yesterday, after the announcement of Adeyeye's name at the Senate Plenary, his Ise-Ekiti countryhome was thronged by thousand s of PDP supporters, who came to congratulate him on the appointment.

Also speaking, former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sola Ajigbolamu hailed President Jonathan for the appointment, saying; "for the first time in recent time, Ekiti will be having a minister worthy to be called a minister."

A former member of the State House of Assembly, Hon Ajibade Owolabi said; "If I were Fayemi, I will simply withdraw from this election because this is the last straw. Fayemi's camel back is already broken and I can say it confidently that June 21 is seal and delivered to the PDP."

Reacting to the appointment, the Arinjale of Ise-Ekiti, Adeyeye's hometown, Oba Ayodele Ajayi, thanked President Jonathan for finding Adeyeye worthy for the appointment. He also thanked the PDP governorship candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose for standing by Adeyeye, describing Fayose as a "man of his words."

Also speaking, PDP only member in the State House of Assembly, Hon Dele Ajibola said Adeyeye's appointment was a reward for his loyalty to the party, adding that; "With this appointment, those peddling unfounded rumour for their own selfish political gains have been silenced permanently."