The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to resist any plan by the All Progressives Congress to manipulate the upcoming governorship election in the state.
“The 2019 is very crucial and the 2018 elections in Ekiti and Osun will be acid tests. I am appealing to INEC, police and other security agencies to be transparent.
“I want to use this opportunity to tell the international community that I am a one-man army opposition to APC in Nigeria and what they want to do is to rig election here in Ekiti but we shall resist them,” he said.
Fayose also promised to ensure a level playing ground for all politicians and political parties in the state, while stating nothing can change his decision to support his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola as the new governor of the state.
“In the spirit of understanding we had with (the) Senator David Mark-led reconciliation committee, knowing that we have more than one aspirant, I will ensure a level-playing ground,” he said.
“I have pitched my tent with Prof. Olusola and I stand with him, today and tomorrow. We are going to give everybody the right of primary.”
The Senator David Mark led reconciliation committee had met with Mr. Fayose and other aggrieved members of the party last Friday in Abuja with a view to resolve the lingering crisis in the Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the governorship primaries.
Naija News understands April 29, 2018 has been fixed tentatively by the PDP for the Ekiti state primary election.