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Ayodele Fayose is due to leave office on 16 October

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pleaded with Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State not to dump the former ruling party.

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State had on Monday threatened to dump the PDP after the party’s National Convention.

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The opposition party held its presidential primary on Saturday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was declared the winner and the party’s flagbearer ahead of the 2019 general election.

The Ekiti governor, a strong vocal leader of the opposition party in South West and critic of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, hinted that he would renounce his “membership of the PDP anytime from now.”

However, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Prince Diran Odeyemi urged the governor to remain in the party, describing his as an asset to the opposition.

He said: “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.

“He should consider the fact that all those who left the PDP for other parties regretted that they left.

“He should not leave now that the likes of Atiku, Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal are back in the party. God will guide him aright, he should not take any decision in anger.”