Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat the All Progressives Congress and former governor Segun Oni for the third time in the 2018 governorship election.
Fayose said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, while reacting to comments made by Oni.
Oni had boasted that if given the APC ticket, he would defeat Fayose in the elections.
Fayose in response noted that he defeated former governor Kayode Fayemi of the APC in all the 16 local governments in the state in the 2014 governorship election.
He said, “We defeated them (Alliance for Democracy) in 2003 and recorded a landslide victory against them (APC) in 2014 when their candidate could not even win his local government.
“The 2014 victory was very remarkable because Oni was part of a gang up of three former governors against me and my party and we won convincingly.
“Oni tried unsuccessfully to rubbish my administration’s giant strides in the state during my first tenure and the current one. It was during my first term that we dualised all the roads leading to Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. We repositioned education and improved on the state’s performance in public examinations. We are number one in NECO and among the top states in WAEC examinations.
“Now, we are not only dualising roads across 11 local government areas, we have extended the Ado-Ikere Road dualisation deep into Ikere town. Because the APC and its leaders in Ekiti lack foresight, they can never ever see anything good in the flyover, new Ojaba Market, new high court complex, new Governor’s Office and other numerous projects we are executing.
“They are simply dumbfounded that in spite of the austere times we are in, our administration has been able to forge ahead with these projects. It is only a leadership that is focused and knows its onions that can place the welfare of majority of people over and above the welfare of minority.”