- Former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has declared that the PDP is not interested in Babafemi Ojudu and Adedayo Adeyeye returning to the PDP
- The PDP chieftain on Thursday, July 2, described the duo as blackmailers who have no electoral value
- Fayose also noted that both APC party members should forget about returning amid the party's current crisis
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Following the crisis that has plagued the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ekiti state chapter, former governor Ayodele Fayose has told two chieftains of the ruling party that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) doesn't want them.
According to Vanguard, Fayose told Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the special adviser to the president on political matters, and Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, former minister of works, to forget the idea of returning to the PDP.
The former governor explained that the PDP is not interested if they defect to the party neither are they in need of the duo despite their differences with the current state governor, Kayode Fayemi, adding that both Ojudu and Adeyeye have no electoral values.
Ojudu, however, during an appearance on a radio programme in Ado Ekiti, dismissed the speculation when asked if they will join the PDP, saying he would never contemplate such a move.
The presidential aide went on to note that if the PDP's flag is placed on his coffin during his funeral, he would wake up, tear it up and go back to sleep.
Fayose who was enraged by Ojudu's comment reacted in a statement, on Thursday, July 2, through his media aide, Lere Olayinka. He said Ojudu and Adeyeye are blackmailers whose individual needs are insatiable.
Fayose stated that former Ekiti state governor, Segun Oni, was not welcome in the PDP.
The former governor noted this on Tuesday, May 26, in reaction to a declaration letter addressed to the PDP caretaker committee by Oni dated May 24, indicating his interest to return to the PDP.
The decision of Oni to return to the opposition appears to have stirred up the rift between the two former governors. However, Fayose discarded Oni’s intentions explaining that the former governor's intention is political irrelevance.
Meanwhile, after months of speculations, former Ekiti state governor Segun Oni finally returned to the PDP following his exit from the APC.
This was confirmed by the PDP caretaker committee of Ekiti state. The opposition has also called on others such as the former minister of works who left the party to return.
The caretaker committee, while expressing delight at the return of Oni and his supporters, described the development as an incalculable boost to the party.
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