A youth arm of the Ekiti State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ekiti APC Youths Congress, EAYC, has said that the desperation of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi to be governor of the State for a second term will destroy the party.
EAYC urged the APC leaders both at the state and national level to urgently intervene in the matter.
This was the outcome of a communique reached at an emergency meeting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday.
The communiqué was signed by the convener, Mr Tope Ogunkuade and Secretary of the group, Comrade Tunji Adeleye, and sent to DAILY POST on Friday.
EAYC also described the decision of the party leaders to allegedly file a fresh suit against the election of the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose as “self-serving and pure waste of time.”
The group said instead of running after an election lost over “30 months ago, the party leaders should rally round to resolve all issues among its members so as to be able to confront the governorship election in 2018 as a united family because relying on manipulation of the election will amount to living on false hope.”
They also reminded Fayemi that it is the turn of the “Ekiti South Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the State and that instead of trying to manipulate himself back to power, the minister should support the likes of Hon Bamidele Faparusi (Fappy), Kola Alabi, Yemi Adaramodu, Funminiyi Afuye, Senator Tony Adeniyi and others from the South that have signified intention to fly the APC flag in 2018.”
They warned that anyone nursing governorship ambition outside the Southern Senatorial district was doing so at the expense of the party.
The youths said “Fayemi or anyone nursing governorship ambition outside the Southern senatorial district will be doing so at the detriment of the party because according to them, there are credible leaders of the APC in the South that can be governor too.”
Warning against the alleged plot to remove Fayose, the youths reminded party Chieftains that the same “Fayose must go” agenda pursued in 2014 and 2015 led to the APC woeful performance in the 2015 general elections.”
The youths said instead of “mobilising support during the 2015 elections,” APC leaders were giving the party supporters “false hope of Fayose’s removal and that created further hatred for our party in the minds of Ekiti people, thus causing the party total failure in the presidential, National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections.”