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APC has strong credentials to win poll, says party chairman

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The Ekiti State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jide Awe, has declared that the party has strong credentials to win the upcoming governorship poll. He stated this yesterday at Erinjiyan-Ekiti during a reception held in his honour, after three years in self-exile.Awe debunked insinuations that the party’s candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was planning to rig the poll, adding that he performed exceedingly well in Ekiti as governor from 2010 to 2014.

While dismissing insinuation that Fayemi would use federal might to capture the state in a Gestapo style, he added that the party would rely on his antecedents to win the election.

The state government had accused Awe and five others of killing one Mrs. Julianah Adewumi and Ayo Jeje during the June 21, 2014 governorship election in the state.But, the state High Court handling the matter had a couple of months ago, discharged and acquitted him, following the government’s withdrawal from the case.

Awe said the defection of bigwigs, like the former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye and ex-Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseeni Ajayi to the APC, would further boost the chances of the party in the state.He promised that the party’s top hierarchy would effectively manage all defectors and their supporters to avert unhealthy rivalry with the old members, stressing that they would be rewarded based on their contributions to its success.

Awe also commended the APC State Working Committee (SWC) for not impeaching him as the party’s chairman during his travail, and appealed to them to use the same spirit to work for Fayemi’s success in the upcoming governorship election.“We are not interested in taking Ekiti by force, the good credentials of our party in terms of its performances in all the 133 towns are sufficient to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.

“APC is like a beautiful flower that is attractive to all kinds of insects, but we shall reward everybody based on their contributions,” he said.He appealed to party members to forget the wounds of the primaries and support Fayemi to win the election.


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