Former Presidential New Media aide Reno Omokri has urged Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose had on Monday threatened to dump the major opposition party after the PDP’s National Convention.
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.”
He expressed disappointment with the failure of his candidate, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, to clinch the presidential ticket of the party.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Omokri pleaded with the governor to remain in the PDP.
He wrote: “Dear @GovAyoFayose, I know how you feel, but don’t leave PDP because Atiku defeated Tambuwal.
“Tambuwal, who you supported, has himself congratulated Atiku, describing his emergence as ‘transparent’ and agreed to work with him.
“Please remain with PDP.”