Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described the chairmanship of Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as a mistake.
The governor, who noted that “I take responsibility for that, I will not be in the forefront again to carry responsibility for any man” but pointed out that he will first seek the face of God to choose the right man for the people.
Fayose, made the remarks Saturday evening, in his speech while commenting on the chairmanship tour of Dr. Raymond Dopespi to Ekiti State at the Jibowu Hall, Government House.
He said the PDP in Ekiti is deeply concerned on the current situation of the party, saying the party has broken into factions because everybody wants to be masters in the party.
Fayose, who condemned those going to court to express their grievances over party matters, also condemned those who are paying lip services to the party.
He pointed out that the “dry bones of the PDP will rise again”, saying “God will give the PDP a new leader that will reposition the party to progress in the country.
Fayose said: “In Ekiti, we have no anointed candidate; we would come to Port Harcourt with open mind and let God do Justice”.
In his speech, while soliciting for support in Ekiti, the PDP chairmanship aspirant, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, pleaded with the stakeholders to allow him to serve the party.
According to him, he is a leader, a transformer and a bridge builder, who will promote, protect and project the PDP by bringing freshness into the party.
Dokpesi said the APC since the last general election has not allowed the PDP leaders to rest, but urged the PDP to stand and defend the democracy in the country.
“The leader who believed in the people that is the leader we need in our democracy,” Dokpesi said.
He later debunked the insinuation that he had stepped down for Chief Bode George, saying: “I am still in the race. At no time have I stepped down for Chief Bode George. We need fresh blood to run the PDP. I will stand by you and defend the PDP.”