Fayose predicts formation of new mega party to wrestle power from Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has predicted the birth of a new mega party in 2017 to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressive Congress in 2019.

He also predicted that a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, would quit the APC because of its deepening crisis and declare intention to run for president.

They are among the 20 things Mr. Fayose predicted would happen in the coming year.

The governor said they were revealed to him by the Holy Spirit.

He said he had similarly predicted 20 things that would happen in the outgoing 2016 and that 90 per cent of them came to pass.

“Fellow Nigerians, remember I predicted 20 things that will be
experienced this year 2016. Almost 90 per cent of what the Holy Spirit
led me to predict came to pass,” he said.

“The Holy Spirit has once again led me to tell Nigerians what may
happen in 2017. We therefore need prayer to avert further calamities
in Nigeria.”

Mr. Fayose, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, whose second term in office ends in 2018, did not however elaborate on how the new party would emerge or those that would float it.

There are currently 40 parties in the country while the INEC, which is constitutionally mandated to register parties, is processing applications from 60 political associations to be registered as political parties.

The governor had hinted last month that he might dump the PDP for another political platform to prosecute his succession battle in the 2018 governorship election.

“I don’t know the platform I will use for the 2018 election yet and at the appropriate time, I will tell you,” he told the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere Ekiti chapter.

“We are still studying the situation. We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because party politics is about the people.

“You all saw how people sold their votes in Ondo State, I am confident that that will not happen in Ekiti. I am close to the people; you are the source of my strength. Even if it requires just 48 hours to any election, if I tell you where to go, you will surely follow me there.”

There have been speculations in some quarters that some members of the ruling APC might quit the party to float a new mega party alongside some faithful of the PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition, due to the intractable crises in the two parties.

Media reports have repeatedly linked the move to a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu and Mr. Abubakar.

Also associated with the alleged planned party are members of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP.

They had reportedly intensified efforts to float the new mega party after the Ondo state governorship election, which the APC won.

Mr. Tinubu had publicly disclaimed the reports of his plan to dump the APC, which was floated following the successful merger in 2013 of some opposition parties.

The parties, now defunct were the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change, All Nigeria Peoples Party and a section of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

A section of the PDP, then in power, also fused into the APC, which went to defeat former President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP in the March 2015 presidential election.

Mr. Tinubu, who was the major force behind the new party, said on his tweeter handle earlier this month that he would not abandon a party he laboured with others to build.

“This government, APC, is for the betterment of the people and the national purpose is bigger and more important than any individual’s desire,” he said.

“This is a party I laboured with others to build. We would not abandon it for another. Millions of Nigerians who voted are watching.”

He had also said, “In our journey to national betterment, plans and policies will be made, then amended. Mistakes will occur and then corrected…

“Achievements will be had and replicated. Through it all, I, Asiwaju will remain true to the progressive ideals that fuelled the creation of APC.

“I have devoted my political life to achieve what has been achieved. My heart is too much of the people and my mind too fixed on establishing positive historic legacy… rather than engage in destructive pettiness.

“This government, APC, is for the betterment of the people and the national purpose is bigger and more important than any individual’s desires.”

Mr. Abubakar also denied involvement through his media aide, Paul Ibe.

Despite the denial, there are speculations that the former vice president would leave the APC for another platform to realize his ambition, especially because the party might give President Muhammadu Buhari its ticket for a second term.

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP faction, which has been a loggerhead with the Ali Sheriff group, said through its Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Walid Jibrin that it would never think of forming a political party with the duo of Messrs. Tinubu and Abubakar.

Mr. Fayose belongs to the Makarfi faction.


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  • Victor

    Lolz. Fayose and holy spirit. Chai God don suffer for human being hands

    • princegab

      Fayose knows that heaven is an empty cage. And that the rest of us are gullibles.

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    My gomina emeritus Peroo , you forgot to predict that POVERTY DEVELOPMENT PARTY WILL NOT WIN ONDO STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION, ABI YOU NO SEE THAT ONE FOR YOUR CRYSTAL BALL, YEYEE GOMINA, GOMINA, STOP PLAYING MOUTH POLITICS, NAIJA NA WAA OOOOO.

  • Otile

    No wonder Buhari and his minions are hounding the Governor, he is not a Muslim, and he is not a sycophant. May God save the Governor from evil people, all say amen.

    • Rufus

      and their ears will only itch for palatable messages!!!

    • MO the Observer

      Now I concur to your level of dullardness

  • Emeka

    Millennium mad man, keep dreaming! Just prepare for yourself for a time in penitentiary. I wonder why fayose is going from bad to worse everyday?

  • Rufus

    that confirms the PDPs death…. phew!!

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  • Mufu Ola

    Do u call these predictions? So if rain don’t fall much this year & somebody said there won’t be good harvest next year, do u call that prediction? Fayose is only directing his “prediction”to fools.

  • Truth is bitter

    Useless and selfish politicians. Fayose, the voice of evil spirits will hunt you down to oblivion and mental-cramp. You and Wike will, always, be disturbed by the voices of innocent blood you guys spill just to acquire unmerited powers. Pray that you see the end of 2018.

  • Festus O.Akinlade

    Mega party to start looting our commonwealth again? Fayose is just being nostalgic of the old looting culture. Never again!

  • Suleiman Alatise

    For a certainty, this man is not well upstairs, no doubt about that.

  • paul irumundomon

    Nigeria election is only money, you have this money, you must win, look at all the recently concluded elections, you see how much a delegate cost, in benin it was 200,000 naira, in ondo, because tinubu went there with lagos looted money, it was more, and in rivers, you all heard how police participated in stuffing the ballot boxes. The next election, won’t be anyour different. A graduate, who served the national service four years ago and still with their parents would jump for any amount 200,000 or less, and damn the consequrnce. That is how beautiful nigeria elections are, this forum can’t change that, look at all the politicuans, from each of our different villages, who among them are you all happy to see as your representatives, they all bought their way. Buhari was sold to us, by thOse thieves, who also raped nigeria, oga/madam, look for another topic, because no matter how long we debate nigeria politicians here, is a waste of time.

  • Debaptist

    They want to turn party formation to another form of coup plotting! Nigerian thieves have a way around everything only that God Himself will catch them this time. Personally, I stopped taking this man seriously when he deliberately named Buhari’s wife as a wanted criminal in America and refused to apologise to the woman when it turned out he was wrong.

  • Omoagunmate

    When did this loud mouth became a pastor?

  • taiwo

    Prophet Fayose… hehehe.

    • Taiwo

      Must you use my name (with a small letter t)?

  • JasV

    HUNF UNUNHF HUUNH!!!! The mouth is so smelly that the foul odor is coming out of laptop screen right here in Iceland. Unbelievable. Please brush your mouth and at least think for a second before you open the mouth again. You can be a tug and still be a sensible one. I am sorry for those you are supposed to be their husband, father, governor. It’s a pity.

  • Effacer

    Please leave the Holy Sprit out of your nonsense. Please.

  • Kudo

    Okayoooo!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Whatever the new mega political party the PDP evolove into in a different new name,Nigerians, know PDP-elements are advance rogues and criminals and Nigerians would not ever trust them in the new mega party in the offing.
    Ayodele Fayose, is the authentic mad man of Ekiti State, who pretends to be fighting for the poor Ekiti-people while looting their scarce public funds to enriched himself to purchase choice properties in Ikoyi,Lagos and Abuja as well as an Hotel, in Dubai,UAE.

  • Arabakpura

    He mischievously did not add that the PDP will become extinct by 2017!

    • paul irumundomon

      Can apc stop a mega party formation.

  • Comfortkay

    I thought PDP wanted to rule Nigeria for 100 years and after 16 years they buried for ever as a political party. God has taken the position of power from PDP and Nigerian need no Mega party. PDP are just desperate they have no programme to move Nigeria forward. The time of Atiku is gone infact Nigeria need more younger people in Politics not the same old cargoes.

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    Mr Tinubu, with regards to APC, you said“In our journey to national betterment, plans and policies will be made…”

  • NwaIgbo

    Fayose fail to predict his grand entrance into Kuje underground jail- oleshi.

  • Hay un tiempo para todo

    Premium Times,if you don’t want blunt and factual comments on your forum,do us a favor,close it. Not everybody is cowed to say their mind.Brown envelop journalism.