by Segun Odeleye
In 2003, as an underdog, Ayo Fayose, defeated the then governor of Ekiti, Niyi Adebayo, in a victory that shook Ekiti state, and announced Fayose to the entire country. Unfortunately for him, he too was unable to get reelected as governor, and now he is hoping the fate that has befallen all previously elected governors in Ekiti will also befall the incumbent, Gov. Kayode Fayemi.
Fayose fancies his chances against Fayemi and has announced his candidacy under the PDP platform. He boasted mid week that Gov. Fayemi should prepare his handover note, because the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was poised to wrestle power from him in a free and fair contest.
Fayose however said that the victory would come easier if other aspirants in the party come together to work like a team.
He said: “Our resolve to fight and win the next election is unshakable. Our capacity to galvanise and mobilise our people against this clueless and colourless regime is in our unity and strength.”
He said that just as he did to the then Alliance for Democracy, AD, in 2003, so he would do again against the All Progressives Congress if given the opportunity to fly the flag of the PDP in the June 21 governorship election.