Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has appealed to Ekiti State
Governor to please stay in PDP till after the Ekiti Governorship
election when he will be leaving office because it will be sweat to take
over Ekiti while he is still in office. He however didn’t ask him not
to join APC, but only suggested he waits till they defeat his party at
the polls. But you know, Governor Fayose will reply, except he just
decides to over look it, lol. How Punch reports it below…
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Thursday urged his counterpart
in Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party
until after his state governorship election in 2018.
Lalong advised Fayose to perish the thought of joining the ruling All
Progressives Congress now that the party is consolidating its hold in
the South West.
The Plateau State governor said this while speaking to reporters during the APC North Central Zonal Congress, held in Abuja.
The congress was organised to nominate people to fill vacant national party positions.
Lalong led the APC’s national campaign team to the just concluded Ondo State Governorship elections.
He equally expressed confidence that the party will win the upcoming
Rivers Re-run election as well as the Anambra State governorship
In an apparent response to Fayose’s threat to dump the opposition
Peoples Democratic Party, Lalong said, “The one I am waiting for is
“I understand that after Ondo, the man has been saying he wants to come
to APC, we are saying he should remain in the PDP till after the
“We just came back from Ondo and we were again recruited yesterday to go
to Rivers State again and conduct another election. Our own is to ask
for your usual and continued support.
“Before now, some people were looking down on the APC, but now people
with ambitions for 2019 are withdrawing from the PDP and coming to the
“We are going to Rivers and we will win the elections there, after there, we are moving to Anambra and that one is a done deal.”
Fayose had announced that he may dump the PDP to find an alternative
platform for his planned successor. While making the threat, he was
quoted as saying, “Today, I am the only one among the APC governors in