EKITI State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has said the alleged
withdrawal of support of former Vice President Atiku
Abuba-kar and leaders of thought in the North for the All
Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major
Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), was enough signal that the
APC has lost the battle.
Fayose declared that the new development has deflated the
ego of the opposition party to the extent that it has
tactically conceded defeat few days to the March 28
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu
Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti, Fayose added that the U-turn made by
the northern leaders, which had realised that Buhari would
be made to shortchange the North, had rattled the party.
The governor noted that Atiku and his supporters were
already retracing their steps back to the PDP and that the
North had seen the deceit in APC South-west leaders in
pushing forward Buhari, even against the man’s interest.
Fayose also disclosed that the issue of health of the former
general had become worrisome to the northern caucus
which did not want to forget in hurry the Umaru Musa Yar’
According to the governor, the APC was forced to cancel
presidential rallies in Kaduna and Enugu because Buhari
was not fit for any rally.