The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State chapter, has warned Ekiti State governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, to steer clear of the state as the people were too sophisticated to be bought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party made this known in a release issued on Thursday by its Chairman, Mr. Akin Oke, in reaction to Fayose’s South West visits where he claimed that he was poised to reclaim the South West for the PDP.
“We have watched Fayose’s flippancy getting worse by the day since his alleged victory in Ekiti. We do not have any qualms with his riding on a roller coaster of this supposed victory and talking down on everybody while telling them that he is the newest thing to happen in South West politics. We only warn him that that brand of murky politics which saw him grandstanding and riding roughshod over everybody will not work in Oyo State. We are a people who do not allow foreign generals lord it over us,” the party said.
APC also decried what it called Fayose’s sudden and uncontrolled attack on everyone, including leaders of the Yoruba people, stating that he should learn a lesson in keeping his mouth shut so that he does not court the wrath of the ancestors of the Yoruba people.
“The ancestors of Yoruba people warn that a farmer who just had his barn running over with a bountiful harvest must be humble enough to be sober in plenty. Doom awaits such a farmer in the long run. This warning is what Fayose is not heeding as he is running his trap against everybody,” said the APC.
The APC said that its party-led government in Oyo was beyond reproach as it had acquitted itself in the eyes of the people in the dispensation of the dividends of democracy.
Oke also wondered why “the PDP rally was held in a small corner of the capital of Ibadan with rented crowd” asking why it could not muster enough people to fill a standard venue befitting of the state chapter of the much touted largest party in Africa in one of the most populous cities in Africa.