Ade Akanbi, Akure
The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has refuted the report that he and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West were having issues over the forthcoming election of the national chairman of the party.
Specifically, he said he had no score to settle with the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko; and a former Vice-Chairman of the PDP in the South-West, Chief Bode George, over any leadership matter in the party.
Fayose stated this while speaking at a meeting of the South-West leaders of the party, held at the International Event Centre, Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Wednesday.
He said, “I read it in the newspapers that Chief Bode George abused me, but you can see me and him sitting beside each other here. He and I have come a long way, we are together. Dr. Mimiko and I have no score to settle too, we are together, we are bound to agree.”
While urging the leaders of the party to embrace unity for the party to move forward, the governor told the members of the party to elect people with ideas at the forthcoming national convention of the party.
“There is nothing wrong with the PDP but the individuals in the party. I want us to push forward people with great ideas. Nigeria is too big for an octogenarian to be the President. We need young people with energy to do this job for us,” Fayose added.
In his remarks, Mimiko called on all the leaders to come together and work for the success of the party.
He said the failure to do this might cause the total downfall of the party.
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