President Mohammed Buhari is today (Wednesday) meeting with Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress, APC standard bearer for the July Ekiti Governorship election, Segun Oni, Babafemi Ojudu and other aspirants that participated in last Saturday Ekiti Governorship Primary.
The meeting which is scheduled 8:30Pm at the Presidential Villa. A credible source in the party confided in Business Day that the meeting is the initiative of President Buhari to ensure all Fayemi cocontestants buried their old hatchets and work together so that APC could take over Ekiti.
“The Buhari has invited all of them; Fayemi, Oni, Ojudu, Bamidele, all of them for a meeting at the villa by 8:30pm tomorrow (today). They meeting to ensure that they forget everything that happen and support Fayemi to win the governorship election”, the source noted.
Meanwhile, Fati Balla, Chairman Ekiti State Governorship Primary Election Appeal Committee declared that no petition was received on the Primary Election conducted in the Ekiti State last Saturday.
Balla who stated this yesterday after presenting report of the Ekiti Governorship primary to APC National Working Committee, said the Appeal Committee sat for three days after last Saturday’s Primary Election and received no petition.
“In the three days that we (committee) have sat, we have not received a single petition, either in form of writing, telephone call or a text message, which means there has been no petition after the Primary Election in Ekiti State. We have come before you this afternoon to submit a report. Since there is no petition from Ekiti State, therefore the committee has wound up this afternoon.” The Chairman of the Appeal Committee stated.
Osita Izunaso, APC National Organising Secretary, who received the report on behalf of National Working Committee, said all efforts were currently geared towards winning the July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election.
Uzunaso disclosed that the Party’s National Campaign Committee for the Ekiti Governorship Election will soon be set up and charged voters in Ekiti State to come out enmasse to reclaim their stolen mandate by voting for the Party’s candidate, Kayode Fayemi.
“We are glad that you have finished your assignment after sitting for three days and there is no petition from any aspirant, both orally and in writing. We are also glad that the Ekiti Primary Election has taken place and that the aspirants are working together to ensure that we win the governorship election in Ekiti state.
“The most important thing to us in the APC is victory in the July election in Ekiti state. For us in the APC, whenever there is a Primary Election, it is a family affair. And whenever we finish our Primary Elections, and aspirants and stakeholders come together to work as a team, it gladdens our heart as a Party.
“I am aware that very soon we will set up the National Campaign Committee for Ekiti state and also have another meeting with the aspirants to properly integrate them into what we are doing because ultimately, victory is our end result and we believe that by the special Grace of God, the people of Ekiti will regain the mandate that they gave to APC four years ago, that was stolen. This is another opportunity for Ekiti people to regain that mandate. And this time around, it will no longer be stolen by anybody.
“Once Ekiti people come out enmasse and vote for the APC, we will defend our result and ensure that we reclaim what truly belong to us. Right now, it is only Ekiti State in the South West that is not in the APC fold. That shows that South West is APC and we should as much as possible try to encourage our voters in Ekiti state to come out enmasse and vote for our Party,” Izunaso maintained.