Photo: L-R, Fayose, Atiku
Why I worked against Atiku in 2023 presidential election —Fayose
Mr Ayo Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, has said that he worked against the presidential ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the build-up to the February 25 presidential poll.
The former governor made this known when he featured on a live television program, ‘Politics Today’ on Channels Television on Sunday night.
Fayose, who is a member of the PDP, stressed that he worked “100 per cent” against his party’s candidate, adding that he was not afraid of being kicked out of the party, for making the disclosure.
According to him, he supported the All Progressives Congress Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu based on principle.
Fayose said, “I worked against him (Atiku) 100 per cent. Nigeria is bigger than the PDP, APC and even Asiwaju (Tinubu) himself. Let us call a spade a spade. I am not a man that will hide my action. If PDP doesn’t need me again, they cannot say I cannot live.
“But I love the PDP even though the party has not been fair to me. I am a principled man. So, let me say to you, I never worked for PDP during the last election. I am not a liar and a pretender. I did not work for PDP.”
He said he remained a member of the PDP, “except the PDP says ‘Fayose, we don’t you anymore.’
“Then they have set me free of the yoke. But in all sincerity, it is a party that I believe in, subscribe to and want to stay forever. I will never join the APC.”