The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimoh Ibrahim, will never rule the state.
He also said the people of Ondo state will not allow the All Progressivees Congress candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, to win the upcoming election.
The Independent National Electoral Commssion had recently announced the names of the duo as the candidates for the two major parties despite the internal divison within the respective parties.
Speaking on a radio programme monitored on Orange FM in Akure on Tuesday, Fayose described Ibrahim as an agent of destabilisation who allegedly had a mission to destroy the party in the state and pave way for Akeredolu’s emergence.
He expressed confidence that Eyitayo Jegede, who the other faction of the PDP favours, will manage to achieve victory in the November 26 election.
“I want my people in Ondo State to stand by Jegede, they should not be distracted. I believe justice will prevail. This is a fight against democracy.
“I don’t know Jimoh Ibrahim, he is not a member of the PDP, and he is a spoiler. I don’t know how Jimoh Ibrahim will rule Ondo State. Justice will prevail for Jegede, there will definitely be light at the end of the tunnel. I know it is going to be praises for Jegede and the people of the state at the end of the day,” he said
The Niger Delta leaders reaffirmed their support for the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and expressed total commitment to the unity, peace and stability of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir David Lawal accompanied the President to the meeting.
The Ministers of Justice, Defence, Petroleum (State), Transportation, Niger Delta, Education (State), the Chief of Defence Staff, the National Security Adviser, the Director-General, DSS, the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, the representative of the Chief of Air Staff and the Inspector-General of Police were also in attendance