The All Progressives Congress(APC) governorship candidate for the July 14 election in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, ascribed his safety and that of the top notches of the party during the gunshot that occurred at a rally organised in his honour last Friday to divine intervention.
Talking about the incident for the first time in public, Fayemi narrated how himself, Ondo State Governor, Olurotimi Akeredolu , ex-Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele escaped being killed.
Exuding confidence that the party will work hard across the 177 wards to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is defeated, he described Adeyeye’s defection to APC as a big boost to the party, saying it would help the reclamation struggle against the present
His words: “We thank God that we are alive. What do you think would have happened if Governor Akeredolu, Adeyeye, Bamidele and I had died? It was possible for the bullets to have hit and killed all of us, but we thank God.
“. The unprecedented crowd we saw at Ikere Ekiti and how people were rushing out shows that Ekiti people are determined to fight a liberation war against Governor Fayose
“Let me assure you that we are all equal in APC, there is nothing called defectors. We are going to reward people on how they deliver their wards and units.
“Fayose is a coward, he only boasts in the open but a coward in the real sense of it. All he wants is to pull all Ekiti indigenes down for him to be at the top but his game is up”.
On his part, Adeyeye regretted that Fayose allegedly tricked him and others in 2014.
The Ex-Minister promised to deliver bulk votes for Fayemi in the election.
His words: “The unprecedented winning of 2014 against Fayemi was made possible because of people like us.
“We knew Fayose’s tricks and his antics. That is why we are joining hands with like-minds like Fayemi to rescue Ekiti from him because he has pauperized everybody.
“We decided to join APC because the party nominated a good person
like Dr. Fayemi as its candidate. Dr. Fayemi is highly educated and exposed, he is not crude like our brother, we are going to deliver our votes for him.’’