A governorship aspirant in the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti and a former House of Representative member, Hon. Bimbo Daramola while celebrating his 50th birthday said APC needs to put its house in order with unity of purpose to regain power from PDP in 2018.
He said APC must connect with the grassroots and equally affirmed his credentials as enough to fly as the candidate of his party come July 14, 2018 governorship poll.
He claimed that despite the perceived â€œdisappointing performanceâ€ of Fayose, a good number of the electorate still has sympathy for the governor noting that it behoves on the APC and its leaders to highlight why Fayose and his anointed candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, must not be allowed to retain power in 2018.
Daramola said: â€œWith the way things are going, it seems APC is treating issues with levity. They are underrating Governor Ayodele Fayose, whom I know has the mastery but not the mystery. But the fact that the APC looks weak makes him appears mysterious.
â€œFor us to win this election, we must stand up to him. We must tell Ekiti how far Fayoseâ€™s tokenism called stomach infrastructure has gone to ruin them.
â€œWe must connect with the electorate and do a deep retrospection of why Dr Fayemi, a man who did so well lost in such a scandalous manner.
â€œWe must let them know that the N5.7 billion flyover is a waste of public funds, because it has no capacity to strengthen our economy. It will only serve as tourism for rural dwellers without benefit.
â€œThat is why we must not trivialize this issue. We must not allow all comers affair. We must look for the best and forget the fantasy of federal might, because no one can underrate the fact that Fayose is a streetwise and popular politician that must be tackled holistically.â€
Speaking on the joining of the governorship race by former Governor, Chief Segun Oni and the alleged interest by the immediate past Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Daramola advised the duo to drop their ambitions which he said could destabilize the party.
He said further: â€œâ€œThe day my leader, Dr. Fayemi declares interest will be a dark day for me. How can Dr. Fayemi and Engr. Oni, who are supposed to provide leadership be contesting?
â€œWhoever thinks he will come here to write election results is just wasting his time. Ekiti has gone beyond that. It is baffling that our leaders were so weak to have allowed over 40 aspirants to show interest in the ticket without regulation.â€
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