Ekiti Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has promised to chase the All Progressives Congress out of the South West.
Fayose, who spoke after receiving his Certificate of Return at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, said he would use his position as the new leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West to achieve this aim.
He received the certificate alongside his deputy, Dr. Kolapo Eleka, amid cheers from his supporters, who thronged the INEC office.
“God has today, by this certificate, turned me to a leader in the South West. I will go from here to begin to energise our people from one state to another until we take back our inheritance,” he said.
Fayose said he had no time to reply anyone who abused him in office as he was after people’s interest only and would avoid distractions.
“When you are running a race of life, you don’t look right or left. You must go for the goal and attain it. I am going for the goal like Awolowo. My target is the common people while I will respect the elite,” he said.
Fayose said his election would be only for politicians and not technocrats.
He said, “There are many technocrats in the PDP, I won’t bring any technocrat from anywhere. If you are a technocrat, come back and do politics with us; suffer like we suffer, when we don’t sleep, you don’t sleep. Don’t go and stay somewhere and say because you are a doctor, you are a professor, we should come and give the post of politicians to you.
“My government will be 100 per cent local politicians. We have enough graduates, doctors, professors and if we don’t have enough, we will use some primary school leavers to augment it.
“There will be no commissioner from another place other than the party.”
Fayose said he would not change the way he related with the people as he would continue to eat roasted plantain and groundnut, and drink herbal mixture with them.
Fayose warned Governor Kayode Fayemi against creating more local governments or employing people towards the end of his tenure.