Apparently, time is gradually fading away for the APC to put a best structure that could tame Fayose’s political incursion in Ekiti. The critique on why APC were defeated in 2014, shall remains an interesting topic among political observers within and outside Ekiti, the most interesting episode was inability of incumbent governor to win his local government, while all political office holder failed to justified their popularity and acceptability with an embarrassing results from their polling units. Naturally, one would expect the psychological injury of that election to be immediately diagnosed with reorganisation of the party machinery and a distinct reconciliation of all the warring members, but till date the status quo remain the same. If wining the governorship seat could be seen as a main business comes 2018, then the only way to go is to considered a formidable and popular candidate to win the seat for APC and buried other sentiments. For clarity, Fayose had foreseen the likely selection crisis of APC before adopting Eleka as his sole candidate. With betrayed expectations of Nigerians towards APC led federal government, the strategic approach should be on acceptable candidate. To balance this game, APC should stop blaming gods and opt for Segun Oni and pair him with a southerner as deputy who may likely be a better replacement for continuity in 2022.
Though, PDP appear to be the ruling party in Ekiti by nature, but by practice it is basically non exist. No department of PDP is functioning in Ekiti, every decisions taken is directly or indirectly the decision of Mr governor himself and the composition of his government could be best interpreted as ‘assembly of protégée’. But in all Fayose remain undying factor in Ekiti politics and indeed a political tactician. He knows how to swims in Ekiti political ocean and he hardly misses targets.
For him to adopt Eleka, his deputy as his choice of candidate, he has the political diary to pen-down what would come out from Ikere in the day of election. The hurdles before Fayose would be how to pacify some warring members across the state and the likely exodus that may hit his party early next year. The talk of mega party is intensely in vogue among various politicians within Ekiti.
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