The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State, may have shut the party’s door on Mr. Ayodele Fayose following the governor’s veiled threat to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“We kept the party alive and strong when most men became ladies. We never compromised. If any group feels it can do it alone, we will see how far they can go. I may renounce my membership of the party if the need arises,” Fayose had said after Atiku Abubakar emerged winner of PDP’s presidential primary and beat his candidate, Sokoto State governor, Mallam Aminu Tambuwal, to the second place.
Reacting to the soon-to-be former governor’s threat, Paul Omotoso, Chairman of the party in the state, said “We want to prove to the world that APC will not provide sanctuary for criminal suspects, political prostitutes and lepers. We will never admit such character to this party and we advise Fayose to play his politics of destruction somewhere else.
“Fayose cannot turn Ekiti APC to a haven and sanctuary for criminal suspects and we advise him to forget any plan to smear Ekiti APC with criminal records.
“Fayose, over the years, abused and openly denigrated President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of our party who is also the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
“Fayose is coming to destroy our party and ensure President Buhari does not get a second term in 2019 and we will not allow Fayose’s evil plan to materialise.”