Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has declared that with the victory of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, would be defeated in the 2019 presidential poll.
Fayose further revealed that efforts will be stepped up to revive the PDP and fortify it to be able to play its opposition roles in the country.
The chairman of the PDP Governor’s forum also pointed out yesterday that he would have burnt his membership card and the PDP flag if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff had won at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Fayose, who spoke with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti during a victory rally to herald his arrival in Ado-Ekiti yesterday said he went to court with a perfume with the intention to destroy his card and the party’s flag if the Ali-Modu Sheriff had won, saying “I never imagined myself being in the same party with an impostors.”
The Supreme Court had in a judgment declared the Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman putting to rest the crisis that had bedeviled the PDP for several months in Nigeria.
Fayose added that Sheriff and members of his faction had been forgiven but they must show remorse for causing the party members so much pain while the crisis lasted.
He said: “I went to court with a perfume which I wanted to use to spray my cards and party flags and set them ablaze even within the court premises if Sheriff had won, that was why I went to court.
“Though, I believe that we remain the same PDP family but no one can cause our party such pains and embarrassment and expect that he would go without been asked to account for his actions.
“Even the reactions of Sheriff people shows that we remain together. But, the no victor, no vanquished that we said was a mere political slogan. Whoever that participated in this charade must show some reasonable level of remorse for their actions”, he said.
Governor Fayose, said the party would henceforth begin serious mobilization drives, up to the grassroots level with efforts to reenergize the party to be able to defeat President Buhari and his Deputy in one swell swoop.
“Our party had ever remained one indissoluble family, which is PDP. It was only these impostors that were causing troubles but such had been laid to rest. PDP is a formidable force and we shall work up to the grassroots level to convince our people that we are up to the task of rebuilding this nation and win election in 2019.”
When asked about his presidential ambition, Fayose retorted that; “It is still much alive. I am an early starter and that has been my style of politics. In 2003, I started earlier and I defeated Otunba Niyi Adebayo and likewise Dr Kayode Fayemi in 2014.
“I want to tell you that the APC won’t return to the Villa. We shall defeat both Buhari and Osinbajo, we are removing the two together and I want you to believe this.
“When I talk, people would say I always pose like a Nostradamus, a man who can see tomorrow. Whether they like it or not, I shall be in the Villa in 2019, so my ambition is very much alive,” Fayose stated.