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…as he inaugurate Ekiti Atiku/Obi campaign council .
In Ado Ekiti-Former Governor of Ekiti State and South west coordinator of the Atiku/Obi campaign , Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday declared that the result of the February Presidential election would shock the ruling party.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari should not be carried away by his past electoral feat in the northern part of the country, as that support has been eroded by his poor performance.
Fayose disclosed that the February 19 presidential poll would throw up many surprises that would disappoint President Buhari and his party, the All Progressive Congress.
According to him, the economic hardship biting hard on the citizenry and poor performance of the Buhari government which the country has witnessed over the past three and half years are indications to his declaration.
” In 2014/15, I have stood as an outstanding Nigerian who said Buhari is not fit to be president and I still stand by that , all the governors of the north-east are coming to Abuja to cry, I am not one of the crying governors.
” The killings in Nigeria in the last three and half years are more than the killings that Nigeria has witnessed from independence to the time of Buhari’s government.
” I want to assure you that the same northern Nigeria will disappoint President Buhari in the coming elections.
Let us stand firm for this party, let us remain united and focused and I assure you we will win in February 16″, he said.
He spoke at the inauguration of the Atiku/Obi campaign council in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday which he commissioned
Fayose while reacting to the factional group led by Senator Biodun Olujimi, said that he has been fair to all caucuses of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state
in constituting members of the state’s campaign council by allowing every leader of the caucuses to choose representatives to be part of the council he has inaugurated, adding that:
” I won’t ever fight for leadership. It is the people who will identify their leaders. I am not contesting any election’.
Speaking during the inauguration of Atiku/Obi campaign Council in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the ex- governor urged members of the party to remain united and focused and assured them that the party would win the forthcoming Presidential with Atiku Abubakr becoming the next President of the nation.
The Atiku/Obi campaign council in the state has Prof Kolapo Olusola, as chairman, state party chairman , Gboyega Oguntuase as Secretary and former Chief of Staff Dipo Anisulowo as , Director General, among others