The All Progressive Congress,(APC) has told Gov. Ayo Fayose that he is not needed in their party.
Barely twenty four hours after he indicated that he was considering quitting the PDP, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has told the outgoing governor of Etiti State, Ayo Fayose, that he would not be welcomed in their fold should he decide to leave.
Fayose on Monday indicated that he would likely quit the PDP following the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the party’s flag bearer for next year’s presidential election.
Fayose like governor Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, had decided to support Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal during the PDP presidential primary election, however, both men were not happy with the result.
The state APC Chairman, Mr. Paul Omotoso have told the governor to forget his plans to dump PDP to join APC “until he clears himself of several criminal cases hanging on his neck.”
In a statement by the APC Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ade Ajayi, the party leaders advised the outgoing governor to conclude his court cases bordering on sundry alleged crimes before contemplating to join APC.
“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’s criminal prosecution on 2005 poultry project fraud resumes on November 4, 2018. 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.”
In his own statement, the state party chairman, Omotoso said: “APC is a political party bounded by common ideals of integrity, openness, discipline and commitment to common goal of progressive governance, which Fayose does not possess or believe as can be seen from his style of politics and governance.
“Fayose over the years abused, disrespected 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 won’t allow Fayose’s evil plan to materialise”.
“Fayose said many times that he would destroy APC. He destroyed Labour Party (LP), All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) and at a time he also destroyed PDP before his current activities that led to the present sorry state of PDP in Ekiti State.
“APC is looking for builders and not destroyers in its fold. We will not accept this destroyer in our great party APC and we advise Fayose to look elsewhere towards his promoters outside the state so that he can destroy the cohesion of the party in the backyards of those promoters.”
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