Prince Dayo Adeyeye, a former publicity secretary of the PDP and chieftain of the party in Ekiti state has criticized Governor Ayo Fayose for seeking a successor he can ‘manipulate’.
Adeyeye believes that Fayose wants to still be in control of the state after his exit from power. He told Independent;
“I am not bothered about that. If the governor is saying that he wants a preferred candidate, definitely he is looking for somebody he can continue to manipulate after his exit. He knows that it can’t be possible with me. I don’t see that putting me into any problem or disadvantage.
What I worry about is impunity and imposition at the national level. If we allow free and fair primary in the state, I will win it by the grace of God. I will win it, I will win it. The party’s rank and file are with me. They want me to be their flag bearer. We knew what happened in 2014.
I was coasting home and could have won successfully with 75 percent. You knew what the authorities at that level did then. But, this time around, we are not going to tolerate that. I cannot be appeased like that time. I know that this time around, I will emerge as the flag bearer of the party unfailingly by the grace of the Almighty God. I have the confidence and I am going to work very hard.
People know that I work hard day and night and I am putting all my energy to it. Let the governor put all the state machinery, all the state money, all the state resources. But, if Ekiti people really want to be liberated, they would really want a paradigm shift in governance. I am available.”