The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Segun Oni on Tuesday convened a meeting with Ekiti State Stakeholders of the Party at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
The meeting was attended by over 60 front-line APC stakeholders from Ekiti State including: Former Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; APC State Chairman, Chief Jide Awe; Sen. Ayo Arise; former member House of Representatives, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele; former member House of Representatives, Bimbo Daramola amongst others.
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo said after the meeting that issues have been resolved and everybody is back in one big family now.
He also criticised the incumbent governor, Ayo Fayose for embarking on a wasteful airport project.
“I don’t think there is anybody in Nigeria who will say he is happy with what is happening in Ekiti state.
“Ekiti is being turned into a pariah state and it is unfortunate that this sort of thing is happening and that is why we who are in the opposition are putting our house in order and we believe that if we all stick together and make sure that the party is in stable state, we will be able to wrest power back from the current governor (Ayodele Fayose) that is making mockery of our state.”
He said the state does not need an airport as neighbouring Ondo state has one, just 45 minutes away.
” We have an airport in Akure which is 45 minutes drive from our state capital. So building an airport in Ekiti state honestly is not a well thought out project”, Adebayo said.