In Ado Ekiti yesterday, Mr Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti State, said that even though the embattled former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and members of his faction might have been forgiven, they would not go unpunished for causing the party members so much pains.
The Supreme Court had in a judgement on who was the authentic Chairman of the party declared the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction the authentic leadership, laying to rest crisis of several months that had done colossal damage to the party.
Mr Ayodele Fayose statement:
“I went to court with a perfume which I wanted to use to spray my cards and party flags and set them ablaze even within the court premises if Sheriff had won, that was why I went to court.
“Though, I believe that we remain the same PDP family but no one can cause our party such pains and embarrassment and expect that he would go without being asked to account for his actions.
“Even the reactions of Sheriff’s men show that we remain together. But the no victor, no vanquished that we said was a mere political slogan. Whoever that participated in this charade must show some reasonable level of remorse for their actions”.
“My presidential ambition is still much alive, I am an early starter and that has been my style of politics. In 2003, I started earlier and I defeated Otunba Niyi Adebayo and likewise Dr Kayode Fayemi in 2014”.
“I want to tell you that the APC won’t return to the Villa. We shall defeat both Buhari and Osinbajo, we are removing the two together and I want you to believe this.
“When I talk, people would say I always pose like a Nostradamus, a man who can see tomorrow. Whether they like it or not, I shall be in the Villa in 2019, so my ambition is very much alive”, Fayose stated.