The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said Governor Ayodele Fayose’s blackmail of its candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari is borne out of his fear that Buhari will ensure that law operates fully when he becomes President and that Fayose knows that he cannot survive under such environment.
This is even as the party made it clear that Fayose’s continued attacks on General Buhari cannot stop him from winning the Presidential election, saying that the governor is fighting the battle of his life that runs contrary to the general mood of the nation.
In a statement by the state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, APC said: “the battle Fayose is fighting is for self-preservation and not because he wants a younger Nigerian to take the mantle of leadership to avoid the repeat of President Yar’Adua’s scenario. He is convinced that Buhari is the preferred candidate and that is why he is talking about Buhari as old-man-President.
“He doesn’t want a honest and disciplined President that will not tolerate impunity and lawlessness because he (Fayose) knows he can’t survive in any system where the law works. He is also haunted by his past and the fraud through which he was declared the governor in the June 21, 2014 election.
“Fayose is still facing criminal trial in Justice Adamu Hobon’s court at the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, over alleged N1.3billion poultry project fraud. There are several unresolved murder cases during his first stint. Ekiti election fraud on tape and video being watched across the world is also there. He knows he can only survive these if his preferred candidate is the president.”
“For what Fayose is, he will spare nothing in his campaign for self-preservation in a nation of 170 million people who want a reversal of what Fayose represents in private and public life,” APC said. [myad]