Ahead of 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State, former governor Ayo Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party has vowed to recapture power and become the next governor of the state.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan, Mr. Fayose said “there is no agenda in 2014, I am the next governor in Ekiti state’’.
Sounding spiritual and philosophical, Mr. Fayose said he left office through the State House of Assembly on Oct. 15, 2006 and Mr Segun Oni also left on Oct. 15, 2010 while the incumbent Gov. Kayode Fayemi was sworn in on Oct. 16, 2010.
“So the issues are very clear. The historic importance are very clear, my exit marks the end of every government in Ekiti State.
Mr. Fayose said automatically, Mr. Fayemi would leave office on Oct. 15, 2014 and a new government by him would start on Oct. 16, 2014, “exactly eight years, after I left office”.
“Apart from that, I am working. People love me and people want me. I am endearing myself more to them. I don’t like to make too much noise, May God help all of us’’, he prayed.
On the reconciliatory meetings going on in the PDP, Mr. Fayose said it was a welcome development as “It shows that PDP is moving forward”.
“We should all come together and do more, if we do more, we will get more. PDP will take over power in the South-West’’, he said.
“Forever, there will be internal problems, it will never end, that is the hallmark of politics, that is why we call it politics, it is a game of interest and intrigues.’’
Mr. Fayose said PDP as a large party should expect a lot of intrigues and interest but expressed the hope that at the end of it all, members would come together.
“When you see a party fighting , and not ready to decamp, you should be afraid of them, because when they come together, it is a crisis for the opponents they are fighting.
“We should forget about the crisis, crisis is normal and we should expect more. That does not take away that they are in PDP and want PDP to win.”
Mr. Fayose was impeached in 2006 and is currently being tried for corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.