Fayose has said that he would contest the 2019 presidency and take over from President Muhammadu Buhari during a rally in Ekiti.
He said the rally was being held to show the APC that the people of Ekiti are on “our side”, adding that the era of rigging and money bag politics was gone.
A pro-Fayose rally to signal the continuity agenda of Governor Ayodele Fayose in 2018, yesterday shut down Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State.
The governor told the rally that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will take over the presidential villa from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
Fayose also said he would contest the 2019 presidency and take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Women and men from all walks of life, artisans, civil servants, Okada riders, drivers, mechanics, market women, students, youths, old and young as well as the crippled and others with several disabilities joined the governor to march through the capital city.
They were dressed in several campaign attires which had various inscriptions.
The huge crowd displayed their voters’ cards, sang songs and danced profusely in the hot sun in support of the man they believe in.
The huge turn-out was as a result of an earlier successful grassroots mobilization of the people ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial poll several months ago.
The grassroots mobilization, tagged: Oshoko Mass Movement (OMM) had begun a mass recruitment of 10,000 Ekiti people from each of the 15 local government areas of the state.
A music band which was part of the rally sang sweet songs in gratitude to the public as the crowd marched on through the city.
Fayose started the rally from his campaign office named Oshoko Political Institute inside the government house. He addressed the crowd after launching the office.
He said the rally was being held to show the opposition that the people of Ekiti are on “our side”, adding that the era of rigging and money bag politics was gone.
He stated that the seat of power in Aso-Rock will change from APC to PDP in 2019.
Taking a jab at the APC-led President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Fayose described the Federal Government as anti-Ekiti, accusing it of budgeting no project for the state in the 2017 appropriation law.
He said the people of the state will revolt against the APC during the 2018 governorship because of his (Buhari) poor performance and its thoughtlessness to the plight of Ekiti populace.
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