Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has accused former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, of deliberately reading meanings to his statement for political gains.
Naija News reports that Bode George had accused Fayode of saying Governor Godwin Obaseki will lose the forthcoming Edo State governorship election.
Bode George faulted Fayose’s claim, stressing that the governor was on his own.
“I find it completely unacceptable. How can a committed member who has benefited immensely from the party pitch his tenth against our own candidate in Edo State?
“I am countering such remarks by telling the people of Edo State that we, members of the PDP in the South-West, that we are in support of Obaseki. We pray for him and we will work and support him to win the election,” he had said.
But reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Fayose pointed out that he said it clearly that he believed “Obaseki will win, but he should honour
his agreement with the PDP by not returning to APC after assuming
office for the second term for flimsy excuses.”
The former Ekiti governor reminded Bode George of his
statement expressing his desire for PDP to lose the Ekiti, Osun and
Rivers States governorship elections.
Fayose wrote; “I just read the response of Chief Bode George to
his understanding of what I said concerning the Edo State election.
“Even though I won’t like to dignify him with a response, it is
important that I set the records straight because it appears that he
may have deliberately read different meanings to what I said obviously
because of Political gains he wants to make out of it and I careless.
“My position is that, for obvious reasons, I am not a fan of both Gov
Obaseki and Oshiomhole. That notwithstanding, I believe that Obaseki
will win, but he should honour his agreement with the PDP by not
returning to APC after assuming office for the second term for flimsy
“It is equally important for Chief Bode George to know that I am not
the mouthpiece of South West PDP. I speak for myself and I take
responsibility for whatever I say.
“Above all, we still remember his negative statement concerning PDP
on Ekiti, Osun and Rivers States elections. We still have the audio
and it is a reference point that we will never forget.
“Pa Bode George should take a rest now.”