Soon-to-be former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on account of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s emergence as the party’s presidential candidate.
Atiku polled 1,532 votes out of total of 3,221 votes to win the ticket while his closest rival, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State scored 693 votes. The latter was Gov. Nyesom Wike and Fayose’s candidate.
Coming on the heels of Tawbuwal’s defeat, Fayose in a statement said: “We have no regret aligning with Governor Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket and no apologies either.
“We kept the party alive and strong when most men became ladies. We never compromised. If any group feels it can do it alone, we will see how far they can go.
“I may renounce my membership of the party if the need arises.
“In the meantime, myself and others will continue with our consultations while watching the turn of events.
“We cannot but appreciate leaders that have intervened so far, but this release became necessary to avoid fresh crisis or misrepresentation.”