A former governor of Ekiti State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed that he will never join the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Fayose who spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Tuesday night, said, “Many people in Nigeria have been confronted with what they have said at different times and they either recant or say something new. I stand here to tell you that I will never be a member of the APC. I am not in politics for what it is anymore. God has given me a fair opportunity to lead Ekiti two times and defeated two incumbents.”
He said Nigeria was no longer a country to be taken for granted. He cited how the youths who were “taken for granted,” went for the leaders and sacked them, saying it was a further warning.
Warning the leaders in the country, he said the events leading to the 2023 elections and the massive interest shown by young people, showed that it was no longer business as usual.
“Young people did not hide their disdain. They went for the leaders’ neck and took out the neck, sacked them, and occupied the space. Let me tell you again, this is a warning and further warning for those people coming in and returning, that if you mess with the people, they will mess with you in four years’ time,” Fayose said.
According to him, his support for the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress was based on the principles of equity which meant southern Nigeria should take over power at the federal level.
“I have no apology for my action now and in the future. I have not hidden my respect for Bola Tinubu,” he added.
For the PDP chieftain, the main opposition party was fractured and never prepared for the 2023 elections, saying “my party was prepared to fail.”
He urged the party to work better towards the 2027 polls if they wanted to take power.
Fayose maintained that he was against the PDP’s decision not to rotate power to the South.