The southwest chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been facing some crisis, but on Monday, December 21, a dramatic twist occured as Ekiti state’s Ex-governor, Ayodele Fayose, took serious jabs at Oyo state’s first citizen.
A tug of war has pitched the two leaders against each other, for the supreme controller of the southwestern geopolitical zone and their supporters took major hits too.
Fayose described Makinde as a “baby governor”, fit to be only his follower and not his leader.
Report reaching us, said the delegation was led by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo a representative of Ondo south district in the National Assembly.
The delegates were Olafeso, former House of Representatives member, Lad Ojomo, ex-House of Assemblymember, Niyi Ogunboye, Chief Ibini Oyedele, Chief Tunde Akindehin, Pastor Larry Ogunmusere, Ife Akinsoyinu, Sola Ebiwonjumi, Olusola Adewo, Adeolu Akinseye, and Ebenezer Alabi.
Fayose, stated that there was an agreement at the residence of Makinde at Ibadan, which acknowledged Eddy Olafeso, an ex-Ondo state information commissioner, should be the next PDP national vice-chairman (west).
Fayose, instructed Makinde to earn leadership and not claim it.
“Tell the baby governor that the way up is the way down. Let Makinde put a feeding bottle in the mouth of his dogs. You are called a leader because you earned it, not your title.”
He also berated Makinde’s supporters for calling him an “APC man.”
The former governor quizzed on why he wasn’t described as such when he assisted the Oyo state governor and worked for his victory in the last general elections.
Fayose in a statement said
“Can I be an All Progressives Congressman and be fighting Buhari (the President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)? I was governor at 42. He is a governor at 51. I don’t deserve an insult from Makinde.
“Governor Makinde is not my leader. He is my follower. Respect should beget respect. I have been a warrior. They thought I will be with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission now. But, I am surviving.”
Fayose, however, commended members of the delegation who visited him for not sitting on the fence.
“It is dangerous to sit on the fence. I don’t play to the gallery.”
Senator Tofowomo, who led the prominent members spoke at the gathering, said Fayose was a reliable leader of the PDP in the southwest.
Tofowomo added that Fayose would be endorsed because he was available, humble, and fair, resourceful, and promoted justice within the party ranks in the last 17 years.