- Governor Makinde has warned Fayose to stop distracting him in his efforts to unite members of the southwest PDP
- Fayose had on Wednesday, October 7, accused Makinde of sponsoring thugs to attack him
- But Makinde described Fayose as someone who loves seeking undue attention
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The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) especially in the southwest geo-political zone of Nigeria took a new twist on Thursday, October 8, as the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, lambasted former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.
The Cable reports that Makinde denied the allegation that he sponsored the attack on at a rally by the PDP in Ondo state ahead of the Saturday, October 10, governorship election.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor warned Fayose to stop distracting him after his comments on Wednesday, October 7, in Ondo state.
It would be recalled that as Fayose walked towards the podium at the PDP campaign ground in Ondo, on Wednesday, October 10, suspected hoodlums charged towards him and removed his cap.
The former governor alleged that the attack was sponsored by Makinde and “a former deputy national chairman of the PDP.”
Speaking on Fayose's allegation, Governor Makinde in a statement issued by his media aide, Taiwo Adisa, said Fayose appears to be “perpetually desirous of hugging the limelight even when the occasion doesn’t desire such grandstanding.”
“I believe that ex-governor Fayose and his handlers need to look far away from Oyo state in search of their enemies. Governor Makinde has no link whatsoever with the incident Fayose’s aide was talking about.
“We expect all right-thinking members of the PDP to join the Governor of Oyo state in the prosecution of the noble and democratic assignment he is executing on behalf of the PDP in Ondo state at this time, instead of seeking to distract him one way or the other.
“The governor will, however, not be distracted either on the task at hand or on the well-intentioned desire to join other leaders to rebuild the PDP in the south-west geopolitical zone.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported in a viral video, Fayose was making his way up to the podium at the grand campaign of Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) ahead of the Ondo guber election when suspected hoodlums moved towards him and removed his cap.
It was reported that the former governor who echoed that the incident must not be taken with levity, also promised to report to the relevant party authorities.
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