Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has expressed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has to perish for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to live.
He disclosed his opinion while speaking at the first meeting of PDP leaders since the Supreme Court ruling of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party as invalid last Wednesday,
At the meeting held in Abuja on Monday, July 17, Fayose advised the party leaders to work in their states , without relenting in gaining back the confidence of the people ahead of 2019 elections.
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According to Fayose, “The APC must die so that the PDP can rise. Old change will give way for a new change. Now the coast is clear, all the party leaders should go home and work for the PDP.
“If this party must win, get Nigerians’ confidence restored, our leaders must go home to boost the party.
“If this party must return to power, we need to get the confidence of Nigerians.”
Fayose reportedly launched a Facebook page on Monday to announce his 2019 Presidential ambition.
Channels TV reported the Governor’s camp affirmed that he (Fayose) would be contesting for the Presidential seat when the time comes.
Last month in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Fayose seemingly made his ambition official when he said “I’m the next president.”
“I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand. I will take it. I’m going straight to that villa. I’m the next president.
“I want to be the next president of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing, we are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth,” he had said.
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He has campaigned for presidency on social media.
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It is however, unclear how Fayose plans to achieve this as the PDP 2019 presidency slot has reportedly been zoned to the North.