“Bring back Fayose on Saturday”- APC Minister campaigns for Fayose at Mega Rally
It was a dramatic moment at Mega Rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in Ekiti today as the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, in his speech mistakenly urged Ekiti State voters to re-elect state governor, Ayodele Fayose, in the state’s July 14 gubernatorial election.
The hilariously moment occurred at the APC mega rally for Dr Kayode Fayemi, the party’s candidate for the July 14 election, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
He said, “Mr President, the leaders of our party, our people of Ekiti are ready and on Saturday, it will happen.
“We thank the leaders of our party, especially those of the southwest for forgiving the Ekiti people for the mistake they made in 2014. They won’t make that mistake again.
“If you marry two wives, you go know which one born better. *Fayose is the better wife. E dey cook, e dey give husband food, e no dey give am trouble. So you must bring back *Fayose on Saturday.”
Party leaders, including President Buhari, national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, national leader, Bola Tinubu, and APC governors at the rally, found the minister’s goof funny as they laughed at his expense.
However, the minister quickly apologised to the crowd after he was corrected.
“Fayemi sorry. Una go bring Fayemi back on Saturday. Sorry o. Abeg make una pardon me. Na Fayemi. JKF, he’s the man,” he said amid fits of laughter himself.
Ngige mistake could be linked to the similarity in the pronunciation of Fayemi and Fayose as he is not from Southwest.
Saturday, July 14 election is expected to be a straight battle between Fayemi and Fayose’s deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the PDP.