Former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has finally accepted Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the SouthWest region
He made the surprise acceptance at the ongoing zonal congress taking place in Osogbo, Osun state on Monday.
DAILY GIST recall that the South West PDP has been embroiled in crisis, leading to the delay in holding the zonal congress to elect zonal leaders of the party.
However, the congress was finally scheduled to hold on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Osogbo, after the date, and the venue was shifted.
Also the Screening Committee chairman, Senator Dino Melaye was replaced with governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.
Taofeek Arapaja, a former deputy governor of Oyo, and Eddy Olafeso, the immediate zonal chairman of the party, are contesting for the chairmanship position of the zone.
While Fayose is rooting for Olafeso, Makinde has pitched his tent with Arapaja.
When he addressed the delegates, Fayose said no matter the situation, Makinde is “our leader”, promising to accept the outcome in good faith
Under this gathering, you are our father,” Fayose told Makinde.
This elicited loud applause among the delegates and party supporters in the hall.
Reacting, Makinde in his speech said he will accept the outcome of the congress, saying that there will be no winner and loser in the election.
He said: “I will accept the outcome of the congress. And there will be no winner and loser in the election. It is a family affair. Good development.”
See video below:
BREAKING: Fayose Finally Bows To Makinde As SW PDP Leader (Video) pic.twitter.com/pBUh0uvcAE
— NaijaMedia News (@NaijamediaNews) April 12, 2021