- PDP wards executives in Ekiti did not take oath according to Fayose
- According to the former governor, what the excos did was an expression of loyalty
- The governor disclosed he became enmeshed in alleged secret oath-taking scandal
Former governor Ayodele Fayose has denied that there is any sinister motive with a trending video that involved him and ward executives of Ijero Council Area.
According to the governor, what transpired was not an oath-taking but an expression of loyalty, The Nation reports.
According to his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, the video was not leaked but released to a WhatsApp platform of PDP by one Hon Dayo Akinleye.
He argued that secret things will not be recorded.
Going further, he added that there is a difference between taking an oath and expressing allegiance to someone.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Fayose had initially reacted to a purported viral video in which leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state were taking an oath to be loyal to him.
In the alleged video, PDP ward leaders and executives from the Ijero council area of the state were said to be seen pledging allegiance to the former governor.
Specifically, attendees at the meeting included a former chairman of the Ekiti PDP, Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, and a former House of Assembly member, Akinleye Ekundayo.
Reacting to the development, Fayose stressed that there was no such thing as oath-taking anywhere as claimed.
Legit.ng also reported that Fayose reacted to the recent crisis the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had been facing.
The PDP chieftain in a series of tweets on Thursday, June 18, described the crisis as a show of God's anger against the party for its role in a number of issues including promoting election rigging and plunging the country into debt.
The former governor while noting that APC's crisis would be made worse, added the party looked the other way while Nigerians are being killed in their thousands.
He said God would never be happy with a political party that its government did nothing to stop the bloodshed of people and the destruction of sources of livelihood.