Former governor of Ekiti state, Chief Ayodele Fayose has shot down rumors of bad blood between him and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as he accepted that Makinde is the leader of the party.
Fayose spoke with party delegates before the start of the delegate election in Osogbo on Monday. He asked the party faithfuls to rally behind Makinde and give him any form of support he needs.
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He said: “The issue at this congress is circumstantial, the question is who is our leader, Gov Seyi Makinde is our leader, therefore, our supporters and lovers should not be putting a wedge between us.
“Distinguish leaders, I want to assure you that we will make exploit together and anywhere it goes, I will accept, In any family Where there is cause to vote, there will be a divide, but I assure you, wherever it goes I will abide.
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“Arapaja was a Deputy Governor and is not a small man, even if he has abused me so much, that is politics, if you emerge the Chairman, I will be the first person to visit you in Ibadan, because there is nothing that lasts forever. “No one offends me and if I have offended anybody, I apologise. I and Makinde were one since the beginning, politicking leads to this misunderstanding, but notwithstanding, you are our father”, he added.