A former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has announced his resignation from the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose announced his resignation from the PDP yesterday while appearing as a guest on a programme on ARISE News.
He said: “Let me say this, from today (yesterday) I stay off PDP. In party politics there are certain facts you must be able to speak. I am 62 and I can’t, at this age, begin lying. When something is wrong with your family, confess.”
The former governor blamed the loss of the PDP in the presidential election on the leadership of the party.
He said the PDP was already fractured before the election, with so many aggrieved aspirants whom were allegedly swindled by the leadership of the party on one hand and the inability of the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to reach an agreement with the G-5 governors.
He said: “I warned Atiku that the problem will consume PDP. I told him there was danger ahead.”
Fayose added that the G-5 governors demanded that Atiku make an official announcement to run for only one term and hand over to any member in the south but “Ayu was leading Atiku to Golgotha.”
On the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, Fayose saluted the courage of the former Anambra State governor for being able to defeat the likes of Tinubu in Lagos.
Describing him as “A phenomenon” and “the man of the moment”, the former Ekiti governor stressed that Obi’s victory in Lagos has proved that things are no longer the same.
He told Arise TV that for Obi to win in Lagos shows the process was so transparent and as such the outcome of the election should be accepted by all.
Fayose served as Governor of Ekiti State from 2003 to 2007 and 2011 to 2015 on PDP’s ticket.