Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention serves as a quit notice to Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.
Speaking with NAN at Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the convention, Enang said he expected a peaceful poll at the convention.
“It is a signal to PDP and Ayo Peter Fayose that we have served him quit notice and that he will quit,” he said.
“With the strength of APC in the federal government and the strength of APC in Ekiti state, we will win Ekiti and we will sack PDP from the seat.”
He urged the winners and losers in the convention to display a spirit of sportsmanship.
“My words for the winners today, be magnanimous in victory, and for the losers, be also accommodating. Let all those who lose also play into the party, let those who win accommodate those who may not win today,” he said.
Also speaking, Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, said the convention would go well and come out successful.
“You can see that everybody is happy to be here. We are lucky that we have Muhammadu Buhari as our president; everybody loves him,” he said.
“No matter the differences or disagreement in the generality of membership, the president’s position as a beloved leader and mentor is sacrosanct. And I think that will contribute largely to the final successful outcome of this convention.”
Kayode Fayemi, former minister for mines and steel development will be contesting as the gubernatorial candidate of the APC during the Ekiti state governorship election which will hold on July 14.