Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and also quit partisan politics.
This follows the defeat of the PDP in the presidential election by the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fayose announced his resignation when he appeared on Arise TV on Wednesday.
He said that PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar rejected the offer of one term in office to the G5 governors’ support.
Recall that Atiku was defeated in the G5 governors’ states, while APC won three, Labour Party, LP, candidate, Peter Obi won two states.
Announcing his resignation, Fayose said, “From today, I stay off PDP.”
Asked to clarify if that was a resignation, he responded, “Let me put it this way, in party politics. Because there are certain facts. I am 62.
“I say it here from today, I step aside because I must be talking like a leader in this country.”
“I had issued on my Twitter handle even in the month of January or December, I warned the PDP about this problem. if not resolved will consume this party, I told them there is Danger ahead. Watch it.
“I was invited by His Excellency Atiku Abubakar to a hotel in Lagos. I told him four things, that there were four demands they made of you. One, you are seventy-six as of last year. The G-5 said, you are already a candidate, you can’t abort a child that has been given birth to.
“But let us go back and tell the Southerners that you will spend four years so that it would not look like it will be eight to eight years back to back for the North because Buhari is leaving and he is representing the North irrespective of the party.
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“They told his excellency to make his official announcement, not that he should hand it over to any member of the G-5. That you are going to spend four years and at that time you will be 80 years, all the people surrounding him disagree, that they can’t say such, when he becomes President, he will say it, who does that?
Fayose further accused the National Chairman of the party, Iyiorcha Ayu, of the failure of the party at the poll.
He called on the party to accept defeat, alleging that they are sponsoring protests against the outcome of the election.
He added, “This Ayu was the one who led Atiku to the gutters. They took him to the gutters. You see when a man cannot come out. At 80 what does he want to do after?
Commenting on the governorship election in Lagos State, he said, “The PDP candidate in Lagos to me, they are people doing theatre. Lagos business is a serious business. There are lots of challenges in Lagos. So I enjoin everybody in Lagos to return Sanwo-Olu.”
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