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Why I want to dump PDP - Fayose

Why I want to dump PDP - Fayose

- Governor Ayodele Fayose has threatened to leave the PDP

- The outgoing Ekiti governor said he supported Tambuwal’s presidential ambition

- Fayose said he was in consultation with some persons before making his decision

Outgoing Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has regretted the failure of Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to emerge as the PDP presidential candidate at the party’s national convention held in Port Harcourt on Saturday, October 6. He also threatened to leave the party.

Fayose, in a statement on Monday in Ado Ekiti, said he supported his Rivers counterpart, Nyesom Wike, to ensure the emergence of Tambuwal.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that former vice president Abubakar Atiku picked the PDP ticket for the presidential race after scoring 1,532 votes to floor Tambuwal who got 693 votes.

Fayose, while reacting to the outcome of the primary election, said that he was reconsidering his membership of the PDP because of Tambuwal’s loss.

“We have no regret aligning with Governor Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket. We have no apologies either. We kept the party alive and strong when most men became ladies. We never compromised. If any group feels it can do it alone, we will see how far they can go

“I may renounce my membership of the party, if the need arises. In the main time, myself and others will continue with our consultations while watching the turn of events. We cannot but appreciate leaders that have intervened so far, but this release became necessary to avoid fresh crisis or misrepresentation," he said

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Ekiti governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja dismissed an application by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the recount of ballot papers used in the July 14 poll.

The PDP and its candidate, Prof. Olusola Kolapo, are challenging the outcome of the election in court.

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