Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that he won’t dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite the crisis rocking the south-west caucus of the party.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this in Ado Ekiti on Saturday while speaking with journalists as part of the events commemorating his 60th birthday.
Fayose has been at loggerheads with Governor Seyi Makinde, Chief Olabode George, Senator Biodun Olujimi and many others in the southwest region.
According to the former governor, all the raging crisis between him and other leaders of the party in Ekiti and the region will be resolved in the interest of the PDP.
Speaking on the recent defection of Governor David Umahi, Ayodele Fayose said he won’t jump ship like the Ebonyi governor.
While describing David Umahi as unprincipled, he stated that the excuses of the former PDP chieftain cannot be accepted.
Fayose said: “If we are fighting in PDP, let us fight it inside PDP. People who have been jumping ship are armed robbers. They are being driven by greed and inordinate ambition.
“These are indications of the type of leaders we have in our country who are without ideology. They go for only what they feel would benefit them.
“Our politics is sick. Everything in Nigeria is currently sick and is a function of the leadership that we have. Governor Umahi’s joining APC after benefiting from several positions in PDP was unprincipled. We do not accept the excuses given by the governor.
“I am not satisfied with some things in PDP, but, leaving the party does not equally solve the problems”.
“There is nothing to worry about. If Governor Makinde and I have issues, Nigerians should not worry themselves about that, it is not personal and moreso, there is no power in the region. There is no regional government. Every power lies in the state. Structures in Ekiti, are different from structures in Oyo, structures in Oyo are different from structures in Lagos.
“I was the one who went to flag off Governor Makinde’s campaign in Ogbomoso. Whether he is backing Senator Olujimi or not, the fact remains that the struggle for the control of the party’s structures in Ekiti has come and gone, so why do we have to fight over spill milk?
“We won the congresses, but they are in court, if the court says it’s Olujimi that is right, we would follow her and if the court says she has no case, they should join us so that we can move the party forward. Let us pursue our interest legitimately in the manners that will create peace in the region”.