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Remain In Pdp Until After 2018 Election In Ekiti – Governor Lalong Dares Fayose

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 02, (THEWILL) – Governor Simon Lalong, who chaired the All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign committee for the just-concluded governorship election in Ondo, has told his Ekiti state counterpart, Ayodele Fayose to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, until after the 2018 governorship election in the Southwest state.

Fayose, had in what seems like a bid to avert what caused the defeat of his party, the PDP, in the Ondo governorship election, indicated that he may be using another platform to prosecute the electoral battle for who succeeds him during the 2018  governorship poll in the state.

But the Plateau state Governor on Thursday advised Fayose to forget about defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, now that the party is consolidating its hold on the Southwest geopolitical zone.

Addressing reporters on the sidelines of the APC North Central Zonal Congress held in Abuja, Lalong said the congress was organised to nominate people to fill vacant national party positions, even as he was upbeat that the party will win the upcoming Rivers Re-run election as well as the Anambra State governorship election.

In an apparent response to the threat by his Ekiti counterpart to dump the opposition PDP, the Plateau Governor said, “The one I am waiting for is Ekiti.

“I understand that after Ondo, the man has been saying he wants to come to APC, we are saying he should remain in the PDP till after the election.

“We just came back from Ondo and we were again recruited yesterday to go to Rivers State again and conduct another election. Our own is to ask for your usual and continued support.

“Before now, some people were looking down on the APC, but now people with ambitions for 2019 are withdrawing from the PDP and coming to the APC.

“We are going to Rivers and we will win the elections there, after there, we are moving to Anambra and that one is a done deal.”