PDP gives Fayose 7 days ultimatum to apologise

Ayodele Fayose, former Governor of Ekiti State.
Fayose and Bode George

By Yemi Adeleye

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State Chapter, has given former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, seven days to apologise “for the deliberate unwarranted vituperation” on party elders in the state.

PDP Spokesman in the state, Taofik Gani, said in a statement that the denigration occurred when Fayose gave an advice which was capable of inciting the youth against the PDP chieftains in Lagos.

Fayose had during the inauguration of PDP Campaign Committee for the Lagos-East senatorial by-election on Tuesday, reportedly advised the party to send its former Deputy National Chairman, Chief Bode George, on “political retirement”.

According to a statement by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, titled ‘Lagos PDP must retire Bode George to make progress”, Fayose said such would help the party to make progress and win elections in Lagos State.

But the PDP spokesman urged Fayose not to be a negative role model to the younger ones in the party.

“Fayose will be declared Persona non grata in all her indoor and outdoor activities from Monday 12th October 2020, unless he, Fayose, purges himself of the grave nuisance value arising from the unsolicited and divisive advice,” Gani said.

He urged Fayose to desist from all provocative comments against party elders or any action inimical to the advancement of the PDP in the South West.

“Only a sadist, mischief maker or rooky politician, will decide to peel healing wounds, like creating more political foes, at a period very close to major elections.

“We are nearing very important elections in the state to take us into winning Lagos State in 2023 general elections.

“We need all togetherness and complimentary efforts possible of the old, young, male, female.

“It is thus shocking that a supposed leader would come to our state to ‘tear’ us apart rather than give positive and progressive uniting advice to us.

“We will hold Fayose responsible for any future election loss in Lagos State and indeed the South West,” the PDP said .”



  1. It is very unfortunate that Ex Gov Ayo Fayose has continued to constitute himself to a lawless and prodigal member of PDP in the South West. He has been arrogating uncommon power to himself through bypassing the Natural and automatic leaders of the party based on their current executive positions in the party. Governor Makinde of Oyo state is the only PDP servicing governor in South West and Ayo Fayose, being an ex governor should acknowledge the leadership role Makinde enjoys as a serving governor. Ekiti state Serving Senator Abiodun Olujimi also holds a leadership role in Ekiti PDP and Fayose has continue to disrespect her constitutional role as the Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Ekiti state. It is more worrisome that the same Ayo Fayose is now asking Lagos PDP to drive out Elder statesman Bode George from the party. Recently, Fayose went to inherit Late Kasamu’s factional PDP in Ogun State all to hijack leadership role of PDP in southwest. It is time Ayo Fayose realise that no one can make himself God by forcing himself on Southwest PDP and disrespecting the leaders of the party. Fayose should learn from what befell ex governor of Borno state and late Kashamu when they both rebels against PDP leadership and Failed. He should also lear from recent disgrace metted out to Oshiomole in Edo State. The earlier he reconcile and unite all members of PDP in Ekiti, the better for him to avoid destroying his political future as a growing godfather he want to make himself in Southwest.

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