The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in July 14 election in Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has predicted waves of defections that will hit the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state before the election holds.
Fayemi said present members of the PDP will soon leave the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, alone in the party.
Though, Fayose is not contesting the election but perception are rife that his deputy, Olusola Eleka, who is the candidate of the PDP, is more of a ploy for Fayose’s continuous hold of the state.
It will be recalled that in recent times, bigwigs from the ruling PDP had left the party over accusations that Fayose foisted Eleka on the party.
Former National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who contested governorship ticket of the party dumped the party for APC after he lost to Fayose’s candidate.
Explaining more defectionS loom in PDP, Fayemi, while speaking shortly after he inaugurated his campaign organisation on Sunday, said the state will be shocked by the deluge of people who will dump the PDP for APC in one week time.
He expressed confidence that APC is not experiencing any turbulent since the conclusion of its primary, saying, “APC is intact and united” and that everyone in the party are all eager to work for the victory of our party in this election.”
But for PDP, the story is not the same, according to Fayemi, whom said it “is disunited”.
“You could see that Prince Dayo Adeyeye has formally joined us. Others will be joining us one after the other and before the election, Governor Ayodele Fayose will be alone,” he said.
Former minister, however, raised an alarm on the security of the state towards the election, accusing the PDP of plotting to cause violence in areas across the state.
“The intelligence report we got that the PDP was plotting to cause violence of various forms in every part of the state has been shared with security agencies and they are working on it,” the former governor noted.