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Lere Olayinka, the aide to the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has told Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to concentrate on governance instead of tackling imaginary political enemies.

Olayinka told Makinde to stop disrespecting those who held the party together when the governor was wandering from one political party to the other between 2007 and 2017.

This was in reaction to Makinde’s warning to the National Legal Adviser.

Fayose’s aide added, “The governor needs to be told that the party is bigger than him and he can’t be ordering NWC members around as if they are his aides. The governor should also be mindful that not everyone can be bought.

“The Legal Adviser and other National Officers, as well as leaders of the party that Makinde is now disrespecting, were there to help him when he returned to the party in November 2017 after he had contested the governorship election as a candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).”

In another development, Fayose has threatened to “work against” Makinde if he (Makinde) fails to stop disrespecting him (Fayose).

This is just as leaders of the PDP in South-West converged on Tuesday at different locations to formulate plans for the zonal congress of the party holding on March 6 in Ibadan.

While Governor Seyi Makinde faction nominated the former deputy governor and former Ambassador of Jordan, Taofeek Arapaja, the Ayo Fayose faction supported a former Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Eddy Olafeso, as the zonal chairman of the party.

Speaking on the rift, Fayose disclosed that he was one of the major persons who ensured Makinde became governor in Oyo State in 2019.

 

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