The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary which took place on May 12, 2018.
In a tweet on Saturday, he challenged the Former state governor, Kayode Fayemi, who emerged as the winner, saying that he should “expect to suffer worse defeat compared to that of 2014” when they were running mates for the state’s governorship seat.
He expressed joy that the APC chose a candidate whom he believes the Ekiti people would gladly vote against.
The Governor wrote: “I thank the APC for giving Ekiti people a candidate they love to vote against at all times.
“Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14.”
Fayemi, who is the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, was announced as the winner of the primary by the Chairman of the Primary Election Committee, Mr Tanko Al-Makura, after he polled a total of 941 votes, to defeat former Governor Segun Oni and 31 other aspirants.
With his victory, he will be going up against the incumbent Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mr Kolapo Olusola, of the Peoples Democratic Party, and Mr Akinloye Oladele Aiyegbusi of the Social Democratic Party.
Mr Olusola has since been endorsed by Governor Fayose who denied Fayemi a second term as governor in 2014.