Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has been warned against sowing a seed of discord within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2022 state governorship elections.
Fayose was seen in a viral video over weekend raining curses on opponents of his preferred governorship candidate, Bisi Kolawole.
“Those contesting the PDP ticket with you should fall sick. Those who are going to herbalists to hypnotise you shall fall sick. And may God unseat those in higher authorities they depend on,” Fayose was quoted saying.
Recall that Fayose a week ago announced that he has endorsed Kolawole as his candidate.
The former chairman of the state PDP, Chief Bola Olu-Ojo reacting on Sunday said the leaders of the party must avoid any move that could sark bitterness in the course of their campaigns.
Olu-Ojo said this after he was named Director General of the Wale Aribisala Campaign Organisation by one of the party’s governorship aspirants, Wale Aribisala in Ado Ekiti.
He said; “Let me appeal to our leaders, aspirants, campaign sponsors and members of the party to eschew bitterness, threats, intimidation and definitely curses in the course of our campaigns.”
Meanwhile, Aribisala, who is PDP’s National Treasurer and a former member of House of Representatives, said the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government has failed in governance and as such, the PDP should be allowed to rule come 2022.
He promised to give priority to the issue of security of the people of the state when given the opportunity to provide leadership.
Aribisala said, “Today, we cannot say we want to travel without feeling apprehension of being kidnapped. That is how bad our security set up is. The president and his team have completely lost it.
“They lied to Nigerians and we can see the damage they have done to our country across all sectors. There is poverty in the land and there is no hope because the federal government is not doing anything tangible to savage the country. These and many more are the reasons Ekiti people owe it a duty to vote for PDP in next year’s election.”