Ayodele Fayose, the former Ekiti state governor has warned the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde against tampering with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ekiti and other South-West states.
Fayose stated that Makinde has no right to interfere in the local party politics being played in each state in the South-West region despite being a zonal leader of the PDP.
The ex-governor said this on Wednesday as he led the Peoples Democratic Party National delegates, including chairmen of the party in Ekiti, Osun, Lagos to Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
Fayose insisted that the Oyo state governor, though the only governor in South-West, should allow every state to be governed by its local leaders, adding that he is ready to fight anyone that wants to take over the structure of the party in Ekiti from him.
He said; “There has been a reasonable cold war of who and who becomes the executive of the zone. Governor Makinde has demanded that the zonal executive be sacked and a caretaker be fostered on the zone which the party did.
“But, since the caretaker committee came into being, he has not allowed them to function because he produced the chairman.
“Beyond that, the fact that there is a sitting governor does not say I should go to another man’s state. Nobody should come to my state; if you come to my state, I will face you squarely.
“I will continue to respect him because he is my brother, I love him so much and I was part of his emergence.”