How Fayose Begs me to Join PDP -Femi Bamisile
Former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly Olufemi Bamisile has denied returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He declared that the PDP has become history for him and he would never return to his “vomit”.
Bamisile, in a statement yesterday, maintained that he remained a committed member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and “was more resolute in his resolve to emerge as the next governor of the state in the 2018 polls”.
The former Speaker confirmed that he had a meeting with some paramount traditional rulers in his local government area of Ekiti East, only for Governor Ayo Fayose to join midway.
Bamisile said: “It is no news that Ekiti APC is back on her track, having learnt from her lessons in governance and politics of Ekiti State. I had offered myself as the biblical Nehemiah, who rebuilt the fallen walls of Jerusalem.
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“Indeed, I had a meeting with the traditional kings, where Governor Fayose joined. He said I would be given the ticket of the PDP, if I return to his party and held my legs, begging that the kings should plead with me.
“I snubbed and immediately left him in the room because I think it was unhealthy for our political system, if we soil the hands of our traditional kings into the dirty mud of politics.”
Bamisile said his activities had put the governor on pressure, and returned the vigour to the Ekiti State APC.
“Without being immodest and with the utmost regards for all leaders of the party, I am the symbol of the party, as it is today. I am re-invigorating the party.
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“I am providing the required engine oil to the party wheels, so that the weakened spirit of party faithful will not eventually knock down the whole system.
“I understand that Fayose would want to stop this new tempo. So, I am not bothered. Let it be announced on the mountain top of our most beloved state and beyond that I will never return to my vomit – never”.
The ex-Speaker urged the governor to maximise the improved federal allocation and resources in the state coffers to provide jobs for unemployed youth, pay salaries and arrears of civil servants, embark on the Social Security Scheme for the elderly, instead of blackmailing him.