The Peoples Democratic Party has revealed that Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayoses presidential ambition won’t be supported with the party’s ticket.
This was made known by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye in a chat with The Punch.
Adeyeye, who reportedly expressed surprise at Fayose’s action called on the Chairman of the PDP governors’ forum to respect the decisions taken by the party on zoning.
He said: “The highest organ of the party, which is the national convention, zoned the presidential ticket of the PDP to the North. That has not changed. The same national convention zoned the position of the national chairman to the South. The convention has yet to change any of these two.
“That (national convention) is the supreme organ of the party. Those decisions are binding on all members of the party. Nobody can alter these decisions.”
Wondering why Fayose would want to disobey the party despite his position as a leader, Adeyeye further said,“The governor is a member of the party and was at the convention where these decisions were taken. As a leader of the party, one expected the governor to respect the party and its decisions. If someone in such an office is breaking the decisions of the party, what do you expect from the rank and file.”
Meanwhile there are reports that Fayose had sent letters to some leaders of the party to inform them about his decision to run for the Presidency on the platform of the PDP.
The governor had defiantly continued in his plea for support damning the party’s stand on zoning of presidential ticket and party chairmanship.
It was further reported that Fayose had once visited the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, Walid Jibrin, at his residence in Abuja, where he solicited his support for his ambition.