Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the
chairmanship of Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff, in the Peoples’ Democratic
Party, PDP, as a mistake.
Fayose, who noted that “I take responsibility for that? I will not
be in the forefront again to carry responsibility for any man” but
pointed out that “he will first seek the face of God to choose the
right man for the people”
Governor Fayose, made the remarks Saturday evening, in his speech
while commenting on the chairmanship tour of Chief Raymond Dokpesi,
to Ekiti State at the Jibowu Hall, Government House.
He said the PDP in Ekiti is deeply concern on the current situation of
the party right now, saying the party has broken into factions because
everybody wants to be masters in the party.
Fayose, who condemned those going to court to express their grievances
on party matters, also condemned those who are paying lip services to
He pointed out that the “dry bones of the PDP will rise again”, saying
“God will give the PDP a new leader that will reposition the party to
progress in the country.
Fayose said: “In Ekiti, we have no anointed candidate; we would come
to Portharcourt with open mind and let God do Justice”
In his speech, while soliciting for support in Ekiti, the PDP
chairmanship aspirant, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, pleaded with the
stakeholders to allow him to serve the party.
According to him, he is a leader, a transformer and a bridge builder,
who will promote, protect and project the PDP by bringing freshness
into the party.
Chief Dokpesi said the APC since the last general election has not
allowed the PDP leaders to rest, he urged the PDP to stand and defend
the democracy in the country.
“The leader who believed in the people, that is the leader we need in
He later debunked the insinuation that he had step-down for Chief Bode
George. I am still in the race, at no time have I step down for Chief
Bode George. We need fresh blood to run the PDP. I will stand by you
and defend the PDP.
The PDP chairman in Ekiti, Barrister Gboyega Oguntuase, appreciates
the aspirant adding that God would support his ambition.
Dokpesi’s tour of Ekiti, is the 17 states he has visited by road and
last in the southern part of the country.