EKITI State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has said the alleged withdrawal of support of former Vice President Atiku Abuba-kar and leaders of thought in the North for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), was enough signal that the APC has lost the battle.
Fayose declared that the new development has deflated the ego of the opposition party to the extent that it has tactically conceded defeat few days to the March 28 presidential election.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti, Fayose added that the U-turn made by the northern leaders, which had realised that Buhari would be made to shortchange the North, had rattled the party.
The governor noted that Atiku and his supporters were already retracing their steps back to the PDP and that the North had seen the deceit in APC South-west leaders in pushing forward Buhari, even against the man’s interest.
Fayose also disclosed that the issue of health of the former general had become worrisome to the northern caucus which did not want to forget in hurry the Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua saga.
According to the governor, the APC was forced to cancel presidential rallies in Kaduna and Enugu because Buhari was not fit for any rally.