Politics Ekiti 2014: Fayose Will Beat Fayemi, Says President Jonathan



President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would win the June 21 governorship election in Ondo.

Jonathan spoke at the formal presentation of the party's flag to its governorship candidate in the state, Mr Ayo Fayose, in Ado-Ekiti.

He said that his optimism was based on the tumultuous crowd that trooped out to welcome his entourage right from Akure Airport en route Ado-Ekiti.

Jonathan said that he was thrilled by the crowd, saying the party's candidate could not afford to lose the poll if such display of affection translated to votes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, and Chairman Board of Trustee of PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, all echoed Jonathan’s optimism that the party would win the governorship poll.

The President had also visited top Ekiti traditional rulers, who converged on the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, where he promised to transform the Akure-Ikere-Ado-Ekiti federal road into a dual carriage one.