Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that opinion polls won’t help the All Progressives Congress in the March 28 and April 11 polls, saying the party is suffering from “Acquired Self-deceit Syndrome.”
Fayose said it was a deceit taken too far for anyone to list Ekiti as part of states to be won by the APC in the Saturday’s presidential election.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the “orchestrated opinion polls.”
“Fake opinion polls won’t assist the APC the way it did not assist the party in the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election,” he said.
A statement on Sunday by Fayose’s New Media aide, Lere Olayinka, quoted the governor as insisting that President Goodluck Jonathan would win the Saturday election.
He said, “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 is a town.”
Fayose urged the APC to “stop lying and face the reality of a lost election because President Jonathan will win convincingly.”
He also described the claim by the APC that there was a plan to freeze the accounts of companies, individuals and organisations believed to be financing the party as a face-saving tactic by the APC.
The Ekiti governor said, “They are already preparing the minds of their gullible supporters for the impending electoral woe that will befall the party on Saturday.
“When they lose, they will come out with story of how the inability of the party financiers like Senator Bola Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi and others to access funds made Buhari to lose.
“I sympathise with them and I can only urge the APC and its leaders to try their luck in 2019. But then, they must purge themselves of the Acquired Self-deceit Syndrome because Nigeria presidency cannot be taken by falsehood.”