Former Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayodele Fayose has declared that it will be impossible for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar to win the 2023 election without the combined forces of Governor Nyesom Wike and himself.
This was as he accused the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP led by Dr. Iyorcia Ayu of conspiring to embarrass him by excluding his name from the list of the Osun State Governorship Campaign Council.
He said that the PDP National chairman, Dr. Ayu and his NWC should be blamed for the defeat of the Party during Ekiti Governorship election.
Fayose said that the PDP NWC must not forget that he remains a leader to virtually all those appointed into the committee, stressing that when he was a governor in 2003, nearly all members of the campaign council were still boys.
These were contained in a statement in which he further said that he and Governor Wike have options, should in case the Ayu-led executive committee continues to be in bed with Atiku, who hates him with passion.
Fayose also said that his non-inclusion in the campaign Council is a joke taken too far by the NWC of the party and promised to reveal his option ‘B’ soonest.
He described members of the Osun State Governorship Campaign Council led by Governoe Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State as a “pack of ‘political charlatans,” that cannot deliver the state to the PDP.
In the words of Fayose; “Among the listed charlatans, none of them has achieved political status like myself, since I was the only one standing in Nigeria who has won an incumbent two times. So, my non-inclusions can only spell doom for the party in Osun”.
The NWC of the PDP, had on Sunday announced the constitution of a 128 members to serve on the Osun State Gubernatorial National Campaign Council, with Senator Duoye Diri as chairman for the July 16, 2022 Governorship Election.
National Organising Secretary of the Party, Umar Bature, who announced in a statement, said the members would be sworn in tomorrow (Wednesday) in Abuja.