Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has said the reason he is not thinking of contesting in the 2023 presidential election is because of his determination to ensure that there is unity in his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Fayose said this in an interview on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme on Wednesday evening.
“I believe that anyone who want to rule Nigeria must first govern his state. My work is to reunite all members of the state and the party to win the governorship election, whether the person is my candidate or not. Even if former governor Segun Oni wins the primaries, I will support him,” he said.
Meanwhile, there seems to be no end in sight to the crisis rocking the Ekiti state chapter of the PDP, as protesters in their numbers stormed the party national secretariat, Abuja, Wednesday, over what they alleged manipulation of the just concluded Ekiti governorship primary ward congress.
The party had earlier before the protesters stormed the party headquarters, cancelled its meeting with Ekiti stakeholders is scheduled for Tuesday.
This is even as the protesters carpeted the Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee, NWC, for “failing its first assignment.”
Some of the placards by the protesters read: “Why should the NWC of PDP allow Fayose to fool them?” “We say no to the manipulated congress in Ekiti state, ” “Congress was never held in Ekiti State,” “Ayu has failed in his first assignment,” “Fayose is an APC agent in PDP,” among others.
Addressing the protesters, national chairman, Senator Ayu, assured the aggrieved members that justice would be done.
Represented by the Deputy Organizing Secretary, Senator Ighoiota Amure, Ayu said, “we have received your petition on what happened in Ekiti. The petition is being looked into. The position is being addressed. I can assure you that justice would be done.”