By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
As the Presidential Primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for October 6, 2018 draws near, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has threatened to back out of the exercise if the process is not credible, lamenting that the future of the country has already been mortgaged by government of the day.
He however, called on all the aspirants battling to secure the party’s ticket to accept the outcome of the primary election and work for the success of the party in the general elections next year.
Fayose who said that he was not supporting any particular aspirant, said he had already cautioned his colleagues that they must allow the process to be credible.
He made the threat in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Saturday when the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki visited him and to also solicit support of the PDP delegates for his presidential ambition,added that,”Nigerians are waiting for PDP to liberate them and we must be united to be able to rescue them.”
Fayose said that the last appointment President Buhari made into the Department of State Services (DSS) further confirmed that “he is insensitive to the plight of Nigerians”.
“We never know we can get here. I am sure that you joined the APC because you thought that Nigeria will be better. Nigeria no longer have gear one to five, everything is now in reverse gear.”
He told Saraki : “welcome to Jerusalem, the APC is the Egypt.”
In his own remarks,Saraki said that democracy would have been a thing of the past in Nigeria but for the efforts of the National Assembly which ensure that democracy is sustained.
He said that the country require a President that could give the people a sense of belonging and also ensure “we have true democracy.”
The President of the Senate added that there must be restructuring so that States could maximise their potentials.
“We are at a cross road. We are seeing great danger with our democracy,that is why your state has had a terrible experience with the kind of democracy.
“If not for what we have been doing at the NASS to sustain and protect the democracy, by now there will be nothing like democracy in Nigeria.
“So, it is important that we look for a courageous and capable President that we can be proud of. A President that will ensure that that we have true democracy.
“Before now we have been voting based on sentiment, and ethnicity, so we need a leader that will allow you to reach your goal, it is time we restructure and have a state that would be able to maximise their potentials
“Let us look for someone who can understand how to rule and partner with investors for economic gain and that aspirant is me,”he said.
In Saraki’s entourage are his Director General of Campaign Council, and Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Mohammed Wakil, Senate Minority Leader, Chief Biodun Olujimi, Senator Duro Faseyi among others.