1st September, 2011
The purported comeback bid of the former Governor of Ekiti State, MrÂ Ayodele Fayose to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti StateÂ has been described as an â€œembarrassing insult not only to the stateÂ chapter of the PDP but to the founding fathers and sensibilities ofÂ the members of the party worldwide.â€
A group in the party, Ekiti Patriotic Front (EPF) said in a releaseÂ signed by its Coordinator, Hon.Yomi Ayorinde that Fayose was not fitÂ to be re-admitted into the PDP just like that, considering â€œthe levelÂ of havoc he recklessly wreaked on the party.â€
Hon. Ayorinde said that there was nothing cheery about Fayose’s comeback bid to the PDP, adding that; â€œit is shameful that some hungry, faceless people who were sponsored went to beg Fayose to come back to the PDP. This is nauseating and embarrassing.â€
He pointed out that Fayose should even be ashamed of coming back toÂ the PDP, a party he denigrated and called all sorts of unprintableÂ names while romancing the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), andÂ currying favour from the party’s leaders.
â€œHaving worked against the PDP in three elections, what else does heÂ want in the party?
â€œBesides, this man is noted for mischief and that he has demonstratedÂ on various occasions by moving first from PDP to the All NigerianÂ Peoples Party (ANPP), Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), ACN andÂ then Labour Party (LP).â€
Ayorinde said that Fayose’s comeback bid was as a result of hisÂ meeting a brickwall in his dwindling political career.
He said further: â€œIf he has shame, he would not even talk of PDP anyÂ longer. Here is a man who abandoned the PDP in 200, deployed hisÂ resources and structure for ANPP in 2007, brought PPA to Ekiti andÂ re-branded all his vehicles and offices to PPA, which he later dumpedÂ and eloped with ACN to work against PDP.
â€In 2009 rerun election, he embraced ACN and vigorously campaigned forÂ Fayemi, only for the ACN government to reject him, prompting him toÂ move to Labour Party in 2010; now he wants to come back to PDP. Isnâ€™tÂ that shameful?â€