If the latest hint by Ekiti governor is anything to go by, the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, may come to a dead end in 2018.
Fayose hinted Wednesday on the possibility of using another platform to prosecute his succession plan during the 2018 governorship poll. He dropped the hint in Ikere Ekiti while meeting with the members of the Suppliersâ€™ Association of Nigeria.
â€œI donâ€™t know the platform I will use for the 2018 election yet and at the appropriate time, I will tell youâ€.
â€œWe are still studying the situation . We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because party politics is about the peopleâ€.
Fayose reiterated that the victory of Â Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in last Saturdayâ€™s governorship poll in Ondo State does not in any way threaten the popularity and general acceptability of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Ekiti.
He described Akeredoluâ€™s victory at the poll as a contrivance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in cahoot with APC, adding that the victory did not confer legitimacy on the poll or lent credence to the fact that Ondo electorate had voted rightly.
â€œYou all saw how people sold their votes in Ondo state, I am confident that that will not happen in Ekiti. I am close to the people, you are the source of my strength . Even if it requires just 48 hours to any election, if I tell you where to go, you will surely follow me thereâ€, Fayose said.
At another meeting with the junior staff of the state civil service, Fayose boasted that he will repeat the 16-0 he meted out to former governor, Kayode Fayemi in 2014, where he defeated the incumbent in all the sixteen local governments.
â€œToday, I am the only one among the APC governors in the southwest . I am now like the nation of Israel surrounded by enemies, but I shall defeat and triumph over them.
â€œAPC has never defeated me in any battle, either political or legal. Whether they like it or not, I will win in Ekiti no matter the animosity because I have the people behind meâ€, Fayose declared.