PDP Replies Fayose Over Threat To Dump Party

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to the threat by outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose to dump the party.

The party warned Fayose against the move, saying that those who left in the past regretted their action.

Speaking on Fayose’s threat, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi, said, “We appeal to him not to leave the party, he has been an asset and he has benefited from the party. Even when he left, he still came back to the party, so he should consider all that and not abandon the party when we need him most. He should consider the fact that all those who left the PDP for other parties regretted that they left.

“He should not leave now that the likes of Atiku, Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal are back in the party. God will guide him aright, he should not take any decision in anger.”

Fayose had become angered by the failure of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambwal to clinch the presidential ticket of the party at the National Convention in Port Harcourt over the weekend.

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He said, “We have no regret aligning with Governor Nyesom Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket and no apologies either.

“We kept the party alive and strong when most men became ladies. We never compromised. If any group feels it can do it alone, we will see how far they can go.

“I may renounce my membership of the party if the need arises. In the main time, I and others will continue with our consultations while watching the turn of events.

“We cannot but appreciate leaders that have intervened so far, but this release became necessary to avoid fresh crisis or misrepresentation.”



John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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