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16 Oct 2016
Only a mad man will say he is going into APC – Fayose
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has declared that while it remains a fact that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost power after 16 years, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will be voted out after four years, adding that only a mad man would want to defect into the party presently in power.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen, the governor stated that those who think he is planning to join the APC are daydreamers, asserting that, “It is only a mad man that will say he is going to APC. It is only a mad man that will say he is going into a house that is collapsing every day.
“It is a matter of time; if PDP lost power after 16 years, APC will lose it in four years. There is no way they can cross that line. There is an implosion in that party. The only thing holding them together is government and power,” he told the Punch.
Earlier in the interview, he stated that anyone who was made relevant by a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, but goes ahead to betray the former Lagos governor is bringing curses upon himself.
His words, “If there is anybody that Asiwaju has brought up and made and they want to turn around and pull him down, they too will pay dearly for it. They know themselves. Judas knew himself. This is not the beginning; they have been doing it before now.
“The thing is just coming into the open. A betrayer will always be a betrayer. I’m not an APC man and I’m not holding brief for Asiwaju Tinubu. But, I believe in the Yoruba nation and I believe in our leaders.
“As much as I believe in Asiwaju, I believe in our PDP leaders too. Don’t forget, even in the North there are leaders that when they were being maltreated I condemned it. I don’t hide because the truth is what I stand to represent. And anything that will take away the honour and dignity of our leader like Asiwaju Tinubu, we will rise up against it and expose those behind it.
“It is common in Yoruba land for people who are supposed to watch your back to collude with external aggressors and destroy their leaders to take such (leadership) position. It will never work.”