For the second time in 24 hours, Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has spoken on his political future ahead of the 2018 governorship election.
The governor spoke yesterday when he received the “Outstanding Achiever of Our Time” award from the Ado Progressive Union (APU).
He said he won’t join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), following speculations that he was on his way out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
There are speculations that Fayose and his political family are heading to the Alliance for Democracy (AD), the platform on which he hopes to anoint a successor.
Fayose said: “I will never dump PDP for APC. I remain strong and unshaken for the PDP. I can’t jump the boat, even if I want to jump, I won’t jump into the Red Sea.
“Why should I leave the PDP and join a party of hunger? Ekiti is different from Ondo.
“By the grace of God, there will be a repeat of history here in 2018. I shall repeat the 16-0 that I gave them in 2014.
“I operate like the biblical Elisha because those with us are greater. The God of Israel that conquered Philistines shall be on our side.
“What I said is that if the current man-made crisis rocking the PDP persists till 2018, rather than allow them mess us up like they did in Ondo, we may have to seek an alternative and credible platform.
“We are not people who betray the confidence of our people. If there will be change at all, it will not be spur-of-the-moment. We shall carry our leaders and the people along.”