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Fayose Carpets Buhari  over Appointment of INEC Boss, Tells Dickson Not to Panic over Ranting of APC


By Ayodele Afolabi

BALTIMORE, MD, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose on Thursday in Yenagoa, carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly appointing his in-law as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), especially now that the nation is warming up for the conduct of election in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

He also dismissed the All Progressives Party, APC saying that the party posed no threat to the re-election of Governor Seriake Dickson.

He urged Governor Dickson not to entertain any fears over the forthcoming election, submitting that the governor has all it takes to defeat the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the December poll.

Speaking as the chairman PDP National Electoral Panel,  Fayose said the party is closely monitoring the activities of the INEC, submitting that at the appropriate time its hidden agenda will be made public.

According to him, “I have complained very clearly about the choice of the INEC chairperson. Nobody can give us an INEC chairman that is his daughter or in-law. This is our Country and nobody can run us out of Nigeria.

“Therefore, we are watching INEC and its activities. We will not allow you to play pranks. This is an Ijaw state and so they are going nowhere. This is a PDP controlled state. No hidden agenda will work in Bayelsa.”

On the preparedness of the party for the December 5 poll, Fayose told Governor Dickson not to worry about the “ranting of APC”, adding, “In our place, it is one stone that scatters so many birds. Your (Dickson) stone will scatter their birds. I’ve worked with them before. I know their style and antics. So fear not.

“If you read the book of Joshua chapter one, it says, fear not. So don’t be afraid but be courageous because their armies will bow to your army.

“I am conducting this PDP primary in Bayelsa transparently in line with the PDP guidelines. I am not ready to dodge out of this stadium to run away. The truth will stand the test of time and speak for itself.

Describing Governor Dickson as a great fighter, he assured him of victory in the next election.

According to him, “You have won the battle already. This is not a party where they will do one primary today and cancel it tomorrow. In this our own, there will be no cancellation. This is an authority in Bayelsa.

“Nigeria respects my voice because I am not given to frivolities and propaganda. I am here to conduct an election that will stand the test of time.

On President Goodluck Jonathan, he described him as a true son of Africa, adding, “You have done what no African leader could do. You threw in the towel to save Nigeria. You gave us the relative peace we are enjoying. You remain a man after my heart.

“I am a governor that has no apology for supporting you. Everybody must remember that it is a virtue to be courageous to defend the truth.

“Jonathan is a man to be recognized in the whole world. He conducted an election that worked against his interest but he gave it up. Jesus Christ did exactly the same.”


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