Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti
A former deputy governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Aluko, has said the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party are bad options for the state in the 2018 governorship election.
Aluko, who served under Governor Ayodele Fayose during his first term, said the two parties had failed the state by derailing from the dreams of Ekiti founding fathers that fought for the creation of the state.
He spoke on Monday while addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti on his governorship ambition on the platform of the Mega Party of Nigeria.
Aluko, who recently defected from the PDP, said he avoided the APC because it “will be like moving from frying pan to fire.”
He added, “The only opportunity the APC had to rule the state left sour taste in the mouth of the people. The party is already overcrowded; Ekiti people are not ready for the APC for now.
“We are trying to salvage the PDP from collapsing but since the helmsman believes he wants to sink with the PDP in Ekiti, I have no reason but to leave. I can’t be in a party that has no respect for the constitution. I’m not one who will see the truth and won’t be able to say it.”
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