A former Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adeyeye said defected to the APC with his political structure, the Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), in the 16 local government areas in the hope of joining forces with other eminent Ekiti sons and daughters to free the state from the vulture and predator feeding fat on the state’s commonwealth.
A former Minister of State for Works, Adeyeye promised to work for the victory of the APC flag bearer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and called on the people to ignore the allegation by the PDP that the APC flag bearer was coming back to power on a revenge mission.
Adeyeye, who served as PDP National Caretaker Committee Publicity Secretary, lost the governorship primary to Fayose’s preferred successor, Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola.
He has since alleged that Fayose’s personal monitoring of votes at the exercise swung the pendulum of victory in Olusola’s favour.
The ex-minister said he would not allow party loyalty to becloud his patriotic zeal for collective interest and future of Ekiti people, TheNation writes.
“I have said no to Fayose’s continuity of dictatorship, impunity, imposition, poverty, unprecedented looting of our common patrimony and deliberate debasement of the self esteem of our people,” he said.
“For my friends, admirers, patrons and well wishers, I want to reiterate that Fayose is an impossible person to deal with.
“A pompous martinet with a huge ego, he is deliberately divisive and deceitful. He does not believe in reconciliation and no effort at reconciliation will work with him.
“Therefore after deep introspection and wide consultation with various stakeholders in this State, my supporters and I have decided to leave Egypt which the Fayose administration represents and join hands with patriotic Ekiti people to board the train of the APC for the onward journey to our promised land.
“We are joining forces with eminent Ekiti sons and daughters to free our land from the vulture and predator feeding fat on our commonwealth.
“We want to set our land free and never again shall we entrust our land unto the hands of unknown person with unverifiable pedigree to ride roughshod on our people.
“We have assurances of Dr. Kayode Fayemi the APC candidate that he has come to right the wrong of the past and not on a vengeance mission as being touted by Fayose and his cohorts.
“He is now better equipped, well focused and better prepared to move Ekiti forward. Let’s join hands with him in the collective mission to rescue our dear State from the greedy predator in this hour of our greatest need. This is a call to duty for all patriotic Ekiti sons and daughters.
“My supporters, associates, PAAM and I have finally resolved to join APC with effect from today 29th May in the celebration of democracy day that some of us fought gallantly to achieve from the military.”