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.
On Tuesday night’s episode of “Politics Today” on Channels Television, Fayose remarked, “Many Nigerians have been faced with what they have said at various times and either recant or say something fresh. I’m standing here to let you know that I will never join the APC. I no longer participate in politics for what it is. God gave me a fair chance to lead Ekiti twice, and I did so by ousting 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.”
If they wanted to win the election in 2027, he advised the party to strive more.
Fayose insisted that he disagreed with the PDP’s choice to not transfer power to the South.