The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu begged him to help his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi win the 2012 elections in the state.
Fayose also said that he would be a better president than President Muhammadu Buhari if elected into office.
The Governor made the comments on Thursday, April 6, during an interview on AIT’s People, Politics and Power program.
“Normally I speak to Nigerians on the court of public opinion. Fayemi called to congratulate after I won the election, he invited me to his office and said we were going to work together. Few days after he started playing to the gallery, they did everything possible to make sure I was not sworn-in,” Fayose said.
“They said I slapped a judge, I have always said they should allow the judge tell the public if I slapped him. If Fayemi feels like coming back, it is a legitimate decision, let him do that by first getting the ticket of his political party. If APC wins one local government in Ekiti come 2018, I will concede that election.
“I was part of Fayemi’s victory in 2010, I was in exile then but spoke with teachers on phone to vote him, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu begged me at Bourdillion to work for Fayemi. The Supreme Court said it can’t reverse itself when Segun Oni approached it to do so. I am not a member of Tinubu’s party and I will never be but Tinubu has paid his due, he is a Yoruba leader that must be appreciated.
“I have never met the Supreme Court justices who said Fayemi begged them to give judgment against me in his favour, such should not be taken for granted. I immortalized Fayemi’s deputy by erecting a befitting edifice in her name, we did this for posterity.
“I don’t have ambition to be president but I can be president of Nigeria and I will perform better than they are doing. My name is Peter The Rock, you hit me, you die, I hit you, you die. They will meet me in Ekiti, they should forget about hijacking Ekiti, the power of the people is greater than those of us in power. The people are on my side,” he added.
Fayose had earlier accused Fayemi of plotting to remove him from office using the back door.