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2018: "We Won’t Allow Fayose To Impose Governor On Us" - House Of Rep Member, Bamidele Faparusi

By Hon. Bamidele Faparusi

A member of the seventh House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Faparusi has said every member of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the good people of the state will foil an attempt by Governor Ayodele Fayose to foist unwilling governor on them in 2018.

The governorship aspirant said Ekiti people will use every constitutional means to liberate the state from slavery, saying: “Governor Fayose’s plan to bring in his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, a person that is not prepared for governance is another slavery Ekiti will never tolerate”.

Faparusi said Fayose had earlier succeeded in enslaving the people through his ‘tokenism’ branded stomach infrastructure to impoverish the populace and make them indolent, adding that the new plot will further added to the pains in the land if allowed to materialise .

Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Faparusi said the people of the state can’t afford to experience an extension of another four years of Fayose’s reign in the State, describing his anointed candidate, Prof Olusola as a stooge that will continue with the governor’s politics of beggary.

Faparusi hinted that Ekiti people are proud, self-esteemed and independent-minded people, who believe in the dignity of personalities, no matter how poor.

The governorship aspirant accused Fayose of deliberately eroding these virtues so that he can continue to have his ways in the politics of the State.

“Governor Fayose deliberately impoverished our people through the stomach infrastructure where you get a congo of rice and N200 twice a year.

“He brainwashed our people to believe that this remains the best dividend of democracy any state chief executive can offer.

“Having had his ways, he deliberately made it a matter of policy not to provide employment for our youths, embark on concrete agriculture programmes, he alienated the women from empowerment with the exception of few PDP members, who benefit from stomach infrastructure.

“Today, if you move on the streets of Ado Ekiti, you see graduates clustering around without jobs to do. Naturally, Ekiti people are hardworking, but Governor Fayose has made them lazy by not engaging them usefully.

“But the 2018 governorship election will end his reign in Ekiti. Whoever that will become the governor will emerge through the collective mandate of the electorate and not by somebody trying to impose to cover his devilish and dirty tracks”, Faparusi stated.

Faparusi urged the APC aspirants, numbering 40 to put their house in order and support whoever the party picks to fly the flag.

“Though, as much as I support that the party must be united to be able to win, the party must make us happy by doing what is just, which is to conduct a free, fair and credible primary in a manner that respects the principle of zoning for equity and Fairplay”, he said.