Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has tackled Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state over the control of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West.
Speaking on Wednesday when he led the national delegates of PDP, including the chairmen of the party in Osun, Ekiti, Lagos states to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Fayose warned Makinde against tampering with the leadership of the party in the region.
Fayose noted that despite the governor being the zonal leader of the party, he will fight anyone that wants to take over the structure of the party in Ekiti State from him.
The former governor asked Makinde to allow every state to be governed by its local leaders, adding that the Oyo State governor has no right to interfere in the local politics being played in each South-west state.
He said, “There has been a reasonable cold war of who and who becomes the executive of the zone. Governor Makinde has demanded that the zonal executive be sacked and a caretaker be fostered on the zone which the party did.
“But since the caretaker committee came into being, he has not allowed them to function because he produced the chairman.
“Beyond that, the fact that there is a sitting governor does not say I should go to another man’s state. Nobody should come to my state; if you come to my state, I will face you squarely.
“I will continue to respect him because he is my brother; I love him so much and I was part of his emergence.”