The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, who is also the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, says Nigerians are tired of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
He said that the country was already looking forward to another change because of the APC’s alleged poor handling of the nation’s economy.
Fayose spoke in Abuja on Thursday at the Expanded National Caucus of the PDP.
He appealed to members of the PDP to remain steadfast and urged them not to be intimidated by the spate of “arrests, incarceration, intimidation, provocation by the party in government.”
With the dwindling fortunes of Nigerians, he said, the country was already tired of the APC and was now yearning for another change.
He said, “The whole country is not only tired of the ruling party, they want another change. If not for the constitution, they want the change tomorrow.”
Fayose regretted that people did not seem to learn from the past as he noted that “the same party that has been rejected by Nigerians is the party that people seem to be defecting to.”
The governor said if the PDP had a few committed people, it would readily oust the APC from power in 2019, adding that “anything that is built on deception cannot stand the test of time.”
He alleged that this was why the APC had been fumbling from one mistake to the other.
While rubbishing the anti-corruption fight of the ruling party, Fayose said, “Nigerians are tired of the story of corruption, especially when you find how people that are fighting corruption are busy stealing cows and are running after those people alleged to have stolen squirrel.”
The PDP Governors’ Forum chairman said his party would not need a long slogan for the next election, saying all it needed to do was to remind Nigerians that “the ruling party has caused hunger.”
He said it was evident that Nigerians had made a mistake by voting the APC, but said that opportunity was coming soon to correct it.
Fayose appealed to party leaders to work together while those aspiring for offices should do so with decorum.
He said he would continue to express his mind and would not even mind if the Federal Government withdrew his police guards.
“I will continue to leak their secrets. I will remain a thorn in their flesh. Anything they want to do, let them come. If they want to carry their police, let them carry their police. I don’t care,” he declared.
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