I Wanted Tambuwal As PDP Presidential Candidate - Fayose
Ayo Fayose

The outgoing governor of Ekiti state Ayo Fayose, says he has no regret aligning with Governor Nyesom Wike to support Governor Aminu Tambuwal for the presidential ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fayose, who spoke in a statement on Monday in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, said he supported his Rivers counterpart, to ensure the emergence of Tambuwal.

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Concise News had reported on Sunday that former Vice President Abubakar Atiku secured the PDP ticket for the presidential race after scoring 1,532 votes to beat Tambuwal who polled 693 votes.

Reacting to the outcome of the primary election, Fayose said he was reconsidering his membership of the PDP because of Tambuwal’s loss.

His words: “We have no regret aligning with Governor Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket. We have 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 main time, 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,” he added.

Meanwhile, the opposition party has appealed to the Ekiti state governor not to dump the party, stressing that he is “an asset.”

“We appeal to him not to leave the party, he has been an asset and he has benefited from the party.

“Even when he left, he still came back to the party, so he should consider all that and not abandon the party when we need him most”, the opposition party said in a statement issued by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi.