PDP’ll win Ekiti guber poll, says Jonathan

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ADO-EKITI – President Jonathan said on Saturday his , the Peoples (PDP), would win the June 21 governorship in Ondo.

Jonathan spoke at the formal presentation of the ’s to its governorship candidate in the state, Mr Ayo Fayose, in Ado-Ekiti.

He said that his optimism based on the tumultuous crowd that trooped out to welcome his entourage right from Akure Airport en route Ado-Ekiti.

Jonathan said that he thrilled by the crowd, saying the ’s candidate could not afford to lose the poll if such display of affection translated to votes.

Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, and Chairman Board of Trustee of PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, all echoed Jonathan’s optimism that the party would win the governorship poll.

The President had also visited top Ekiti , who converged on the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, where he promised to transform the Akure-Ikere-Ado-Ekiti federal road into a dual carriage one.

Also addressing the crowd, Sambo said that Fayose would provide remedies to the of unemployment and irregular payment of salaries and would make workers’ welfare his priority, if elected governor.

On his part, Anenih said that PDP not in competition with APC which, he alleged, had already lost the as a result of ” record of service”.

In his speech, Muazu said that Fayose had the popularity to Ekiti State to the PDP.

Addressing his supporters, Fayose advised the APC-led government in the state to start the process of disengagement, as he was to win a landslide victory in the June 21 poll.

The10,000 capacity stadium, venue of the rally, was filled to the brim while most shops and markets did not open for business.

The rally was also attended by PDP governors, National members, ministers as well as party chieftains across the country. (NAN)