The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Thursday, praised the Peoples Democratic Party over the emergence of former Borno state Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, as chairman of the party.
Fayose, who noted that the ruling All Progressive Congress is scared of the new chairman, appealed to members of the PDP to support Sheriff in his new role.
This was contained in a statement signed by Fayose’s special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka.
In the statement, the governor was quoted as saying that he supports the new party chairman because he had faith in him.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) knows Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s capacity in terms of political network, being a three term senator and two term governor, and must be afraid that with such a person as the PDP chairman, their regime of lies will be over soon.”
It would be recalled that the PDP governor’s forum, of which Fayose is an outspoken member, on Wednesday, expressed their confidence in Ali Modu Sheriff’s ability to lead and unite the troubled party.
The statement reads further: “I have always defended the party even at the risk of my position, personal security and comfort. I have always stood for the truth, and I cannot now be part of any decision that won’t represent the party well.”
“I supported the processes that led to the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff because I believe in him and for those who may be aggrieved for one reason or the other; I plead that they should sheath their swords in the overall interest of our party.”
“Most importantly, the reality that we must all face is that we are in a peculiar situation and such a situation deserves a peculiar approach.”
“What the party leaders have done therefore is to tackle the present situation in our party with the most appropriate solution and we must all stand by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who is our present solution to our present situation.”