Former Ekiti state governor and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Ayo Fayose has said that the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde isn’t the leader of the party in the South-West.
According to Fayose, Dr Eddy Olafeso, former Ondo state commissioner for information, should be the party’s next National Vice-Chairman (South-west) as earlier agreed in Makinde’s house.
Fayose said this when a delegation was led by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South District in the National Assembly paid him a visit in Lagos on Monday.
Among the delegation were Olafeso, former House of Representatives member, Lad Ojomo, ex-House of Assembly member, Niyi Ogunboye, Chief Ibini Oyedele, Chief Tunde Akindehin, Pastor Larry Ogunmusere, Ife Akinsoyinu, Sola Ebiwonjumi, Olusola Adewo, Adeolu Akinseye and Ebenezer Alabi.
Fayose and Makinde have had a continuous battle on the leadership of the battle in the region.
Fayose called Makinde a “baby governor” and stated that ladership is earned, not given.
He also blasted Makinde’s supporters for calling him an “APC man.”
“Tell the baby governor that the way up is the way down. Let Makinde put feeding bottle in the mouth of his dogs. You are called a leader because you earned it, not your title.
“Can I be an All Progressives Congress man and be fighting Buhari (the President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)? I was governor at 42. He is governor at 51. I don’t deserve an insult from Makinde.
“Governor Makinde is not my leader. He is my follower. Respect should beget respect. I have been a warrior. They thought I will be with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission now. But, I am surviving.”