Why Fayemi is now rejecting my victory – Fayose

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ADO-EKITI – The governor-elect of  Ekiti,  Mr Ayo Fayose, said on Tuesday that the new resolve by  Gov.  Kayode Fayemi  to reject his June 21 election victory was to boost support for  the APC’s suit at the election  tribunal.

Fayose, who spoke  on “Progress FM,’’  a sister station of  Radio Nigeria based in Ado-Ekiti, said  Fayemi must have been advised to recant  in order not to jeopardise the suit filed by the APC challenging the outcome of the election.

“I think what went wrong was that APC and its leaders feel  that by accepting defeat, Fayemi has shot their suit in the leg, but they are still wrong.

“Their case has nothing to stand on;  they did the same thing in 2003 when I defeated one of their current chieftains, former governor Niyi Adebayo,  and the eventual result was that they came back empty.

“ You will recall that APC won in only 16 wards out of a total of 177 wards in the state in the June 21 election.


“  Fayemi then called to congratulate me and promised that we will work together for a smooth transition.

“I submitted names for the membership of the Transition Committee,  but to my surprise, we are yet to hear anything from his government.

“All I know is that if one is inconsistent with himself and the people, he will end up making himself a jester,” he said.

Fayose also accused the administration of  “hurriedly’’ recruiting  3,000 workers for  the civil service and another 1,000 workers for the  state-owned university.

He also alleged that some civil servants were  collaborating  with the government to  backdate their appointments  by a year, vowing to deal  with all those involved on assumption of office.(NAN)