PDP Dubs Ekiti APC Leaders Diaspora Politicians

Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the meeting in Abuja, by some leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) leaders in the State as a further confirmation that those leading the party in Ekiti State are Diaspora Politicians, who have lost touch with the people.

The PDP, which noted that serious politicians desirous of winning elections will not hold its stakeholders meetings more than 300 km away from their State, added that no amount of Abuja meetings will bring APC in Ekiti State back from the land of the dead.

The State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo, said in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday that “Governor Ayodele Fayose will for a very long time remain the nightmare of the APC and its self-centered leaders.”

“From the time Governor Fayose joined Ekiti politics till now, the only governorship election won by the APC was the one in which Fayose assisted the party,” he said.

Adebayo said; “Ekiti people will no longer succumb to the selfish wish of diaspora politicians, who will only come to the State to contest elections and runaway the moment they lose or are thrown out of government.

“These APC politicians-in-diaspora left the nucleus of the party while pursuing wild dream of securing appointments in Abuja. Whereas, Ekiti has never gotten more than 15 federal appointments since creation. So why are they in hundreds lobbying for unavailable jobs in Abuja?

“Can any serious politician be playing an away-game and leaving the grassroots in the hands of opponents? Isn’t that the reason Fayose who eats and dines with the people will always defeat the APC as long as the space permits?

As much as they tried to patch up their differences, a major stakeholder ‎in the APC boycotted the meeting.

The PDP also described the statement credited to fomer governor of the State, Chief Niyi Adebayo that Ekiti state had been turned to a pariah state as a product of a frustrated mind, said any reasonable Ekiti man would attest to the fact that the peace being enjoyed in the state could not be matched by any other state in the southwest.

“There is no state in the southwest that has been enjoying the kind of relative peace and development being enjoyed in Ekiti State today and discerning minds can’t but laugh at a former governor refering to his own a state as a pariah state,” he said.‎

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