The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s threat to dump the party and he is being urged not to make such decision.
Fayose on Monday threatened to dump PDP, over what he described as attempt by some people to take over the structure of the party and sideline those who have been toiling to keep the party together.
Speaking with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Fayose said:
“We have no regret aligning with Governor Nyesom Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket and 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, I 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.”
But the PDP has appealed to him not to take any decision in anger.
“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,” Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Diran Odeyemi said.