The emergence of former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar under Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may be reasons behind the current decision of the outspoken Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, to quit the party.
Fayose, a staunch member of PDP, early hours of today threatened to quit the party, citing Tambuwal’s loss may push him to quit.
In a latest reports by Dailytrust, Fayose, who voted for the Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, at the party’s national convention held in Port Harcourt on Saturday, regretted the failure of the latter to emerge as the PDP presidential candidate.
He revealed that; “he supported his Rivers counterpart, Nyesom Wike, to ensure the emergence of Tambuwal”.
Recall that the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that former Vice President Abubakar Atiku picked the PDP ticket for the presidential race after scoring 1,532 votes to floor Tambuwal who got 693 votes.
Fayose, while reacting to the outcome of the primary election, said that he was reconsidering his membership of the PDP because of Tambuwal’s loss.
“We have no regret aligning with Governor Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket. We have no apologies either.
“We kept the party alive and strong when most men became ladies. We never compromised. If any group feels it can do it alone, we will see how far they can go
“I may renounce my membership of the party, if the need arises
“In the main time, myself and others will continue with our consultations while watching the turn of events.
“We cannot but appreciate leaders that have intervened so far, but this release became necessary to avoid fresh crisis or misrepresentation,” he said. (NAN)
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