In a recent interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today,’ former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, expressed no regrets for actively opposing the presidential aspirations of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, during the lead-up to the presidential election on February 25.
As a member of the PDP, Fayose stated that he is unafraid of potential expulsion from the party due to his candid revelation. He further explained that his support for President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress was based on his principles.
Fayose said, “I worked against him (Atiku) 100 percent. Nigeria is bigger than the PDP, APC, and even Asiwaju (Tinubu) himself. Let us call a spade a spade. I am not a man that will hide my action. If PDP doesn’t need me again, they cannot say I cannot live.
“But I love the PDP even though the party has not been fair to me. I am a principled man. So, let me say to you, I never worked for PDP during the last election. I am not a liar or a pretender. I did not work for PDP.”
He said he remained a member of the PDP “except the PDP says ‘Fayose, we don’t you anymore.’ Then they have set me free of the yoke. But in all sincerity, it is a party that I believe in, subscribes to and want to stay forever. I will never join the APC.”