Story By Akinola Emmanuel, February 14, 2021
The former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has advised the Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde to pay more attention to the governance of Oyo State and pay less attention to the politics of Southwest.
Ayodele Fayose gave this advice while featuring on a Channels Television interview programme “Sunday Politics” anchored by Seun Okinbaloye.
According to Fayose, “Oyo State is a big state and Governor Makinde needs to be more proactive and focus more on the security of lives and properties of the people of the state.
“I spoke to Governor Makinde on the need for him to be cautious in his handling of the state. The event of weeks ago at Igangan is a clear pointer that something like the Shasha crisis will happen.
“Makinde was maybe like 32 years when I was the governor in 2003. I was governor alongside with former governor Tinubu, Kwankwaso, Orji Kalu among others and so am well experienced.”
While speaking on Sunday Igboho, Fayose said he spoke to Governor Makinde on the Ned for him to call Igboho and sit him down on how he can be useful in on-going crisis and douse the current tension.
Also on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) southwest leadership crisis, Fayose disclosed that Governor Makinde is not his leader even though Makinde is the only PDP Governor in southwest and need to be respected but that does make him to be his leader.
He explained that the Oyo State Governor has before now endorsed Eddy Olafeso as the Zonal party chairman at a meeting attended by many southwest PDP leaders but suddenly changed overnight.
While reacting to the rumoured planned defection of Femi Fani-Kayode, Fayose said the former Aviation minister is going nowhere and added that “if FFK leaves PDP, that means he is dead politically.
Fayose said he will never join APC, because of what he has achieved in PDP in his many years of PDP membership.
Ayodele Fayose then called on President Buhari to put in place Presidential delegation to douse tension across the state while also calling on Nigerians to be peaceful and calm down.