Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the outcome of opinion polls will not save the All Progressives Congress, describing the opposition party as one suffering from “Acquired Self-deceit Syndrome”.
The governor argued that it was a deceit taken too far for anyone to list Ekiti as part of States to be won by the APC in this weekend’s presidential election.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the “orchestrated opinion polls” being published since Saturday in some newspapers, adding that, “Fake opinion polls won’t assist the APC, the way it did not assist the party in the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election”.
A national newspaper had while analyzing President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari’s chances in the 36 states of the federation and FCT, listed Ekiti as one of the states where the APC flag bearer will emerge victorious, inspite of Gov. Fayose’s political stranglehold on the state.
But Fayose, according to a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, insisted that President Jonathan, who is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer, would win the Saturday election, no matter how hard the APC try in their game of deceit and falsehood.
“When I saw the publications yesterday and today, I just laughed because I wondered how people can be so happy deceiving themselves.
“When you are telling yourself that Buhari will win in Ekiti, it shows that you are suffering from Acquired Self-deceit Syndrome which is even more deadly than Ebola disease.
“That’s the same way they deceived themselves with orchestrated opinion polls before the Ekiti election, and up till now, they are still dazed by the 16 – 0 defeat.
“Funny enough, one of the newspapers that published the orchestrated opinion polls described Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State as a ‘sleepy town’ thinking that Ido-Osi was a town”.
Fayose, therefore, urged the APC to “stop lying and face the reality of a lost election because President Jonathan will win convincingly”.
He also described claim by the APC that there was “a plan to freeze the accounts of companies, individuals and organisations believed to be financing the party, with the ultimate objective of crippling the party so it won’t be able to sustain its activities, like paying its agents on Election Day and other logistics”, as a face saving tactic by the party.