Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has stated that he will not join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made the remark on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, just days after the 2023 elections were held. Fayose, who opposed his party’s presidential candidate, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPAtiku )’s Abubakar from northern Nigeria, maintained that power should shift south.
“Many Nigerians have been confronted with what they have said at various times, and they either recant or say something new. I’m standing here to tell you that I will never join the APC. I’m no longer interested in politics for what it is. I have received
a fair chance to lead Ekiti twice and defeated two incumbents.”
‘I make no apologies for my actions.’
According to him, his support for All Progressives Congress (APC) president-elect Bola Tinubu was based on equity principles, which meant that southern Nigeria should take over power at the federal level.
“I make no apologies for my actions now or in the future. “I have not concealed my admiration for Bola Asiwaju,” he added.
According to the former governor, the main opposition PDP was fractured and was never prepared for the 2023 elections. Fayose urged the party to unite and focus on the 2027 elections if they want to take power.
He also warned the country’s leaders to be cautious.
up, claiming that the events leading up to the 2023 elections, as well as the massive interest shown by young people, demonstrate that business as usual is no longer the case.
“Young people were open in their disdain. They went for the leaders’ necks, sacked them, and took over the space. “Let me say it again: this is a warning to those coming in and returning that if you mess with the people, they will mess with you in four years,” Fayose said.