Makinde said, it’s wickedness on the part of Fayose to label him, ‘deadly’, while urging him to desist from spreading falsehood about South West PDP congress which held in Osun State on Monday.
It is recalled that Seyi Makinde backed Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, scored 343 votes to defeat Ayo Fayose’s backed Dr. Eddy Olafeso who polled 330 votes.
Arapaja was declared winner of South-West Zonal Vice Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party.
Reacting to the development, Fayose has said, the election was rigged, adding that a former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mulikat Adeola-Akande, identified dead and sick people who were accredited for the congress.
But in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, he said Fayose’s description of Oyo govwrnor as “deadly” is “unstatesmanlike, unguarded, malicious and wicked”.
Adisa said the South West PDP congress would go down the memory lane as one of the most peaceful congresses.
Part of the statement read:
“The peaceful conduct of that congress, one must say, followed the body language and actions of the leader of the party in the zone, Governor Makinde, a man renowned for being a peaceful politician.
“Despite the desperation and provocations from the Fayose camp, the governor maintained his calm and guided the zone to a peaceful congress that has now produced worthy leaders for the party.
“The governor made it clear from the outset that the congress was about rebuilding and strengthening the South-West PDP and he worked hard to ensure that the party puts its best forward, as, according to him, whatever happened in that congress had ramifications for the national polity.
“Governor Makinde had equally described the congress as a family affair, promising to work with anyone who emerged winner, with the climax of the Monday, April 12, 2021, event being the eventual acceptance of Governor Makinde as the leader of the South-West PDP by former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.”