Ayo Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, has stated that despite his concerns regarding the present political climate within the Peoples Democratic Party, he will not leave for the All Progressives Congress.
Reiterating his support for Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, in their conflict with PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, Fayose in and address to party leaders on Monday in Ado Ekiti, stated that he’ll still work to ensure that the party becomes victorious at next year’s polls.
The PDP’s leadership had been working to win the governor of Rivers State’s backing for the party’s presidential candidate.
Since losing the presidential nomination to Mr. Atiku, Wike has shown little interest in the party’s initiatives. He was also passed over for the vice presidential nomination.
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, there have been rumors that Wike was considering leaving the PDP, but the governor publicly refuted those claims.
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However, Fayose declared, “A lot has been said, but like I have said many times, let me state it here expressly again that I will never join APC for whatever reason,” he said.
“In all the issues we are having as a party, no one has said that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is not our presidential candidate. No one has said too that Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is not our party’s vice presidential candidate.
“Also, we have Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates here. Among them is my biological son, Joju, and others who are my political sons and daughters. My interest is that all these candidates should win elections.
“Therefore, I am appealing to those who are angry to stop being angry. Those who are fighting should stop fighting. Let us face the 2023 elections together and win first. After that, we can resume the fight,” he pleaded.
via: Information Nigeria