The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said it won’t rely on federal might to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election.
A former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly and a governorship aspirant under the party’s platform, Femi Bamisile stated this on Friday.
Bamisile, who spoke during a courtesy call on the State Working Committee by his campaign team, said the party would embark on serious and widespread mobilisation to woo the electorate.
Bamisile said, “We are not going to rely on President Buhari or federal might to win the forth coming governorship election. We have the capacity to defeat Fayose on our own.
“In the June 21, 2014 governorship election, we lost to PDP by over 80,000 margin. But in the presidential election, it reduced to about 50,000 despite the fact that Fayose did not allow some of our members to campaign.
“With this, it was evident that the APC in Ekiti is very strong. I want to assure our leaders that we will win the next election convincingly. But we have to work seriously for it so that we won’t disappoint President Buhari,” he said.
The State APC Chairman, Chief Jide Awe, represented by his deputy, Mrs. Kemi Olajide, and a leader of the party, Chief George Ojo, praised Bamisile for coming out at a critical time to give the party a strong voice.
Awe urged him to shun violence or campaign of calumny in his aspiration, this, he said, is highly expedient to his political success and sustainable peace in the State.
He assured him that all the aspirants would be given a level-playing ground and won’t impose anybody.