Daily Metro News NG
The former Governor of Ekiti State, HE. Ayo Fayose, has denied saying Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will lose his re-election bid with the party.
Mr. Fayose in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, on Thursday, responds to the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, who had accused him for allegedly making the predicting the failure of the party in the September 19, governorship election in Edo State.
In his reaction, Mr Fayose said, although Chief George does not deserve his response but he needed to set the records straight to avoid being misinterpreted.
He said, “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 care less. 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 excuses.
“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”, he concluded.