Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has shed light on why he kicked against the aspiration of Chief Bode George for the race for the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaking on Channels TV, Governor Fayose said he was opposed to the emergence of Bode George because the members of the PDP are tired of old men running the party
“I have a lot of respected for Chief Bode George, he is our leader, we will continue to respect him but when it comes to the nitty gritty, where is the interest? You must find out the underlining factors,” he said.
“Chief Bode George told me personally that he wants to be national chairman of the party, I told him no, I won’t support him. With all due respect to the elderly people in this party, they must take the backstage. People are tired of seeing the same old faces again.
“I have been hearing Ahmadu Alli since 1976 when we sang ‘Alli must go’ in secondary school. Chief Bode George has been governor of Ondo State almost 40 years ago. They are our leaders and we love them but they should take the backstage.
“The grandfathers of PDP lost it in 2015, it’s (now) a new beginning, and they should pocket those stories,” he added.
Fayose also expressed his support for current chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff.
The PDP has been thrown into crisis by its zoning of the chairmanship to the North-East, a move which many see as an attempt to alienate the South-West.

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