- Ayo Fayose has cleared the air on reports of a leadership tussle with Governor Seyi Makinde
- According to the ex-Ekiti governor, Makinde is not his leader in the PDP southwest region
- Fayose, however, noted that Makinde is the party's southwest leader according to PDP’s structure
Ayodele Peter Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has maintained that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is not his leader in the southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose admitted that though the party’s structure made Makinde a leader being the only PDP governor in the southwest, the Oyo governor, however, can't come out and say he is his leader.
The PDP chieftain went on to state that he is not in a tussle of leadership with Makinde, adding that he respects his office.
“I am not in a tussle of leadership with Governor Makinde, but he can’t come out and say he is my leader, he is not my leader, No he is not."
"I am his brother, he is the leader in the Southwest by reason of his office, when we go out, we say your excellency but when we are at home we are his fathers.”
Legit.ng recalls that Fayose earlier called on Makinde to take a centre stage and be more proactive in his handling of the Yoruba-Hausa crisis in Shasha community of Akinyele local government area.
The former governor described the ethnic tension in the Shasha community as unfortunate. He called for calm and collective efforts to fight the growing wave of insecurity in the country.
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