FORMER Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has revealed that he worked against his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the February 25, 2023 election.
The PDP chieftain said he worked for the victory of the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in Ekiti in the last general elections.
“I never worked for PDP during the last election. I cannot work for two people at the same time,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme.
“The reality is that I worked for Asiwaju (Tinubu). He is a respectable person from the South-West. It is the time of the South.”
Fayose, who visited the President at Aso Villa in Abuja, on Thursday, July 6, 2023, expressed his grievances with the PDP, saying that the party suspended him and his son, Oluwajomiloju, despite the fact that he “suffered tremendously for PDP”.
“The same PDP, because I said it was the turn of the South, removed my son, suspended my son, expelled my son, suspended me. For a man that has suffered tremendously for PDP?” he queried.
The ex-governor said his party played games with Nigerians by giving its presidential ticket to Atiku, an ex-Vice President who is from Adamawa State in North-East Nigeria.
Fayose argued that with the expiration of the two-term tenure of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also from the North, a Southern Nigerian should be the next President of the country.
Speaking on the possibility of his party taking disciplinary actions for supporting Tinubu in the last elections, he said he would sue the party if they did.
“If PDP take action against me, I will take them to court,” the ex-governor stated. “If anybody suppresses my voice, I will say things more than this.”
Meanwhile he noted that his recent visit to the President was not connected to his court case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) saying “Tinubu has no power to stop EFCC trial,” he said of the case which has last five years.