Former Chairman Senate Committee on Privatisation, Senator Ayo Arise has said Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi should forget about relection come June 21 this year.
Arise represented Ekiti North Senatorial District in the National Assembly between 2007 and 2011.
The former senator who was the Chairman Reconciliation Committee set up by the National Chairman of the Party, Alhaji Adamu Mua’zu, to broker peace between the party candidate’s in the state, Mr. Ayo Fayose and the 12 aggrieved governorship aspirants said Fayose would be governor once again.
He said PDP had resolved to wrestle power from the incumbent Governor Fayemi come June 21.
He said: “The people of Ekiti are tired of the incumbent Governor, Kayode Fayemi, and they want to see a new face in the Government House come October 2014 and that new face happens to be Governor Ayo Fayose.
“I have one close political mentor and apart from the man that I admire so much, that is President Goodluck Jonathan. I also worked with the Senate President Senator David Mark. I put the matter before them and they told me I should go and support the party’s position and so that was it. Periodically, you have some people that you listen to. You have people that you have a lot of respect for and you have a lot of people in this country with a lot of experience.
Following that I was at the party’s Secretariat where I was asked to head the reconciliation committee for the party and I accepted.
“The candidate of the party, Ayo Fayose, understands how close Adeyeye and I are and I first of all have to talk to Adeyeye. And I told him the position of the party. I can never deceive him and we both agreed that we have no choice unless we want to decamp and we agreed that we are going to work for the party. That means working for Governor Ayo Fayose.
“And of course,in fairness, Fayose consistently approached me throughout the time he was campaigning and I told him he should just wait and see but I was actually impressed so much with his persistence and hardwork and I believe this thing don’t just come easy.
“And since I have promised him that I’m going to support him, I think my word is my bond and that is why it is not so difficult and it appears so easy. I should be the one people should be talking to or convincing, but I have already convinced myself.
I have given this man my word, that if he (Fayose) wins the primaries that I’m going to support him”.
Arise, however, said it was not yet victory for the PDP and its candidate, saying, “Well, not one hundred percent can be achieved. But from what I have seen in Ekiti, the quantum of the excitement that permeates the air is only somebody who cannot identify good from bad that would not realize that PDP is on the move in Ekiti and PDP is coming into the Ekiti State Government House come October 15, 2014”.