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PDP is not “a credible alternative to APC in 2019” – Fayemi



We will Get Over Fuel Scarcity and Move On - Kayode Fayemi - BellaNaija

Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, on Thursday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not a credible alternative to the rulig All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

Kayode Fayemi made the statement while addressing newsmen at his Isan-Ekiti country home shortly after hosting APC leaders from across the state.


The minister described the panel of enquiry inaugurated by Ayo Fayose to probe his administration as a kangaroo one, revealing that it was an attempt to smear his reputation and render him unpopular by the PDP-led government.

“Fayose’s stock in trade is lying against someone to score political gains.

“They started with the probe of N852 million UBEC fund and when they knew they could not go far, they started concocting lies and said I looted N17 billion.

“Let us wait and see who will go to jail between Fayose and I.

“I have been out of office and I am still moving free, but I am sure he won’t be able to walk free on the streets after losing immunity because of the way he ran the state aground.”

Kayode Fayemi said Nigerians would ensure that PDP didn’t return to power because of the high level of looting it perpetrated while in the saddle.

The Minister didn’t say categorically whether he was still nursing governorship ambition.

He said the APC was incurably committed to making sure that Ekiti rejoined the league of developing states by ensuring that the party won the 2018 governorship poll.

“What the PDP wants to come back and do is stealing.

“The options for Nigerians in 2019 is not to return to the old age of criminalisation and brigandage by voting for the PDP.

“There is nothing to convince Nigerians that they have changed with the shenanigans that characterised their national convention and poor performances by their governors.

“Up to now, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his henchmen have not apologised about how they ran the country aground.

“So, there is nothing to suggest that PDP remains a credible alternative to APC in 2019,” he said.

Fayemi discountenanced the attacks by his political adversaries that he had not used his ministerial position for the benefit of the state.

He said: ”what I have done is measurable and clear. This government has begun the construction of a federal secretariat and housing estate in Ekiti and the rail-line was extended to this state in the Federal Government’s proposal due to my intervention.

“About 4,000 Ekiti indigenes are benefitting from N-power and very soon it will go up to 12,000. The proposal for kaolin exploration in Ekiti has just been completed, that of the bauxite will begin soon.

“President Buhari’s government is planning to set up a cottage industry in Ekiti for the sake of the solid minerals exploration and I have enlisted small scale miners around Ijero Ekiti for them to be able to benefit from the N5b loan set up by the Bank of Industry.”

Fayemi also said Nigerians will get over the fuel scarcity in the nation and eventually move on.

He urged Nigerians not to use the current fuel scarcity to rate President Muhammadu Buhari’s performances, saying
“What we are witnessing is just a normal curve in the life of any administration.

We will get over it and move on, but largely President has not disappointed Nigerians,” he said.

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  1. Sesan

    December 29, 2017 at 5:01 am

    To me we no even get choice, sometimes look like from frying pan to fire.

  2. Uberhaute_Looks

    December 29, 2017 at 9:38 am

    But you are fighting corruption in your Apc now. Let Fayose too fight corruption.
    Mr. Minister, kindly face your work before foreigners in guise of construction workers cart away all our mineral resources Uche onise, face your work

  3. nene+

    December 29, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Look at this one? You think we have forgotten your N50 million naira bed…….?
    Abeg carry your fat nose face front!

  4. tunmi

    December 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I am loving this photo of him

  5. T Akinseye

    December 29, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    None of you are credible you politicians are just a wicked set of people colonising your own people! Please bury your head in shame!

  6. Yellow sun

    December 30, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Yes kayode..that is why ..we are not voting u fools in 2019….there are other credible parties in this country.. .. FD for President abeg…


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