Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has declared that any political office holder plotting his downfall will be removed from office in 2017.
He made the declaration while speaking on AIT Kaakaki programme, on Friday, adding that he was a grassroots politician who would always win elections.
He warned against plotting his downfall, saying; “I’m a nation of Israel surrounded by the Philistines. Anyone on any seat of power looking for my downfall, either at the federal or state level, will be removed in 2017.
“I was out of office for eight years. I came back to defeat an incumbent. When you defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) they give you series of excuses. I’m a grassroots politician. If they call for election tomorrow, I will defeat them.
While reaffirming that the APC would be roundly defeated in any future election in Ekiti State, Governor Fayose said; ”If your mother’s manfriend is stronger than your father, you will be forced to address him as daddy. No doubt, I’m their (APC) daddy.
“It is amazing that the president is still complaining close to two years that he won election.”
On payment of workers salary, the governor said; “Apart from Lagos, I’m the next governor owing less in terms of salary. I’m conscious about the well-being of my people. If I have the resources of most states, I will turn Ekiti beyond what we are doing now.
“If nothing was wrong with the Old Testament, there would not have been any need for the New Testament. They promised us a new testament, let it be a new testament indeed.”
When asked whether or not the 16 years of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in power should not be seen as responsible for the county’s present problems, Governor Fayose said; “May be we should even return to that past because in that past, Dollar was N200 and one bag of rice was N8,000.”