Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday said Nigerians will never succumb to the deceit and falsehood of the All Progressives Congress (APC) adding that it is self 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.
The governor urged Nigerians to disregard the orchestrated opinion polls being published since Saturday in some newspapers, adding that, fake opinion polls won't assist the APC the way it did not assist the party in the 21st June 2014 Ekiti governorship election.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose expressed optimism that President Goodluck Jonathan would win the presidential election on Saturday no matter how hard the APC tries in their game of deceit and falsehood.
Governor Fayose said: "when I saw the publications yesterday and today, I just laughed because I wondered how people can be so happy deceiving themselves.
"When you are telling yourself that Buhari will win in Ekiti, it shows that you are suffering from Acquired Self-deceit Syndrome (ASS), 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 was a town."
He urged the APC to "stop lying and face the reality of a lost election because President Jonathan will win convincingly."
Fayose 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 with the ultimate objective of crippling the party so it would not be able to sustain its activities, like paying its agents on election day and other logistics, as "a face-saving tactic by the APC.
"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 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."