During his appearance on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Sunday night, Ayo Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti State and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed his lack of regrets for actively opposing Atiku Abubakar’s presidential aspirations in the lead-up to the February 25 presidential election.
Fayose further stated that he was unafraid of facing expulsion from the party due to his disclosure. He clarified that his support for President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was driven by his adherence to certain principles.
Fayose said: “I worked against him (Atiku) 100 per cent. Nigeria is bigger than the PDP, APC and even Asiwaju (Tinubu) himself. Let us call a spade a spade. I am not a man that will hide my action. If PDP doesn’t need me again, they cannot say I cannot live.
“But I love the PDP even though the party has not been fair to me. I am a principled man. So, let me say to you, I never worked for PDP during the last election. I am not a liar or a pretender. I did not work for PDP.”
He added: “Except the PDP says ‘Fayose, we don’t you anymore.’ Then they have set me free of the yoke. But in all sincerity, it is a party that I believe in, subscribes to and want to stay forever. I will never join the APC.”