The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Fatima Raji Rasaki, has explained why she dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Describing the PDP as a party where aspirations can nolonger be met, she stated that she was joining hands with other progressives elements to rescue the state.
In a statement signed and made available to journalists, the wife of former millitary administrator of Lagos State, Gen. Raji Rasaki said Governor Ayo Fayose had “muscled and monopolised reasonable avenues of expressing descent view and opinion which could have placed PDP in the state within the admirable view of the people who are languishing and being daily tormented by inclement policies”
She added: “Party or no party, I am an Ekiti person, I love my people and my people love me. I don’t want to incure the curse of those who have ensured my being a sucessful and relevant political fellow to stay behind, while they are leaving in their drove and multitute, deserting PDP a party.
“l am driven to join APC in Ekiti State, not because of lucre or otherwise, or for the politics of the desire to satisfy personal ego but by responding to my inner stimuli to join hands with othet progressives elements at rescuing our dearest states from the gridlock of the vampire.
“It will be unwise on my part to indulge in the act of commiting a grevious political suicide if I allow my selfish and personal consideration to becloud my sense of service by waiting behind in PDP in Ekiti State….”.
Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, she urged the people of the state to “climb the liberation podium of Dr. Kayode Fayemi whom God has raised to disentangle Ekiti State from the shackles of Fayose’s political recklessness and rascality.”