Group Warns Fayose From Negotiating Eleka’s Mandate With APC, Says Mandate Not For Sales
October 9, 2018
An Ekiti group, Bring Back Our Mandate (BBOM) has warned governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State not to negoatiate the mandate given to prof. Kolapo Eleka by Ekiti electorates with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a soft landing following his latest threat to leave the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
In a statement made available by its coordinator, Gbenga Ogedengbe, to our correspondents in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, the group said that the Mandate given to Eleka by Ekiti Peoples in the last governorship election in the state is not for sales and that the mandate of the people which he claimed was stolen by the APC will be retrieved at the election petition tribunal.
Part of the statement read:
It is important to note that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka, who doubled as the PDP candidate in July 18, 2018 Ekiti governorship election is currently seeking judicial redress at the Ekiti election petition tribunal holding in Abuja over series of alleged irregularities in the conduct of the poll which returned Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor-elect.
“We are not unaware of Governor Ayodele Fayose romance with the APC and his several unrealistic demands with the aim of paving way for a make believe excuse that would enable him save his face while he goes by the way of Akpabio. He is afraid of being persecuted by APC attack dogs after leaving office”, Ogedengbe said.
While wishing the outgoing Ekiti governor a save trip to APC, Ogedengbe has however warned APC to avoid bieng fooled by Fayose as any promise to stop or frustrate the ongoing tribunal by Fayose is simply an empty promise.
“Fayose cannot give what he doesn’t have. The process of retrieving Eleka’s mandate from APC is beyond Fayose. Fayose can’t sell or negotiate with what does not belong to him.”, the statement added.