The threat by outgoing Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is reverberating across Nigeria already.
Fayose had threatened to quit the party over its decision to hold its National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over the weekend.
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But many commentators, who took to social media to react, described the threat as “empty” and a ploy to attract attention from leaders of the party and blackmail them into handing him the Vice Presidenctial ticket.
Read comments monitored on Twitter:
Because Fayose’s plan to be VP didn’t work and their plan failed, he’s now making noise.
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) October 8, 2018
You don't know my guy. @GovAyoFayose is just throwing tantrum, after himself and @GovWike lost out to @atiku , my guy is sending the new PDP owners a ‘Come and See Me’ signal.
Fayose is not going anywhere, if he dumps PDP I owe you dinner at Crunchies Umuahia on Finbars Road. https://t.co/TuuZtjVy51
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) October 8, 2018
Fayose has threatened to leave the PDP. Does anyone know why he is unhappy with the outcome of Saturday's primary.
The story that just broke didn't say why.
— Nicholas Ibekwe (@nicholasibekwe) October 8, 2018
Fayose is just making unnecessary noise. He's no longer relevant. He should quietly decamp.
— Smiggle (@Joetota6) October 8, 2018
And Fayose is also about to make a turn, my country politics……..you gotta keep your joker card and play it when necessary😂
— 'bodunrin (@farukthomas) October 8, 2018
Fayose has no place to go. He can't threaten @OfficialPDPNig
— Ben Gaza (@Ben_Gaza1) October 8, 2018
Normal things for 9ja politicians. So all those "ayam Peter the Rock, Ayodele Fayose" will change. Wish him luck.
— UNCLE DAVE (@ebonyslim) October 8, 2018
Fayose's threat to leave the PDP is nothing but a move to blackmail the PDP into handing over the Vice president's slot to him. It's unfortunate that events got to this level but politics is about interest they say. I hope the PDP would be smart not buy into this cheap blackmail. pic.twitter.com/yykYOfZPmo
— May Ubeku (@Maybeks) October 8, 2018
Fayose to dump PDP?? This better be a Joke!
— Anastasia oguegbe (@anasoguegbe) October 8, 2018
Fayose can't never join APC. He would rather be partyless.
— Boron Roy (@EmmyyLink) October 8, 2018
News about this man is usually untrue. If Fayose wants to. Leave the party, he'll come out openly and not by hearsay
— Samuel*efe💦🇳🇬 (@efeoghene4god) October 8, 2018
If the news of Fayose dumping the PDP is true, watch those from the SS and SE make U-turn & start to insult their 'hero' while those who hitherto were insulting him because he belongs to the PDP now start singing his praises. This is Nigeria.
Politicians messing with Nigerians😁 pic.twitter.com/Jz6POlCkRL
— —DUE PROCESS — (@Abelnile1) October 8, 2018