Barely 24 hours after the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose ,won the state election, another governorship candidate of the party in the August 9 election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has declared that he was prepared to take over the reign of power in the state.
Basking on the euphoria of Fayose’s victory, Omisore said the victory of Fayose at tje weekend connotes a total rejection of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-west.
According to him, “We are taking over the government of Osun State in 49 days, I can assure you that by God’s grace, on August 10, we will have cause to celebrate.
“Obviously, you can go and see what is happening in that state now. There is total rejection of APC in my state. Today, APC has only been able to touch about five per cent of peoples’ lives.
“All you see on papers and televisions are not on ground. Bad roads everywhere, no water, no facility, nothing to show for it. Workers are not being paid, schools are closed, teachers and pensioners are not paid, retirees are not paid. So, there is a general consensus of exit of APC in Ekiti and Osun States for now and probably in South-west in the next few months more,” Omisore stated.
On the victory of his party in Ekiti at the weekend, Omisore noted that the success of the election was made possible by the consciousness of security agents that were in control and arrested some suspected hoodlums.
He said both local foreign observers adjudged the election as freest and fairest so far in recent elections in Nigeria, but noted that was made possible because “about 1,500 APC thugs were arrested at different locations. That made it possible for us to have a very good election. Had it been that the security was not provided, there would have been confusion everywhere.”