…I didn’t Say Obaseki Will Lose Edo Election” – Fayose
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has asked former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George to go get a rest, saying that he (Bode George) was deliberately reading different meanings to what he said on the Edo State governorship election for cheap political gains.
The former governor, who was responding to statement made by Chief Bode George, that he said Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State will lose the forthcoming governorship election, pointed out that he said it clearly that he believed “Obaseki will win, but he should honour his agreement with the PDP by not returning to APC after assuming office for the second term for flimsy excuses.”
According to his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, Fayose, who reacted through his verified twitter handle, reminded Chief Bode George of his statement expressing his desire for PDP to lose the Ekiti, Osun and Rivers States governorship elections.
The statement read; “I just read the response of Chief Bode George to his understanding of what I said concerning the Edo State election.
Even though I won’t like to dignify him with a response, it is important that I set the records straight because it appears that he may have deliberately read different to what I said obviously because of Political gains he wants to make out of it and I careless.
“My position is that, for obvious reasons, I am not a fan of both Gov Obaseki and Oshiomhole. That notwithstanding, I believe that Obaseki will win, but he should honour his agreement with the PDP by not returning to APC after assuming office for the second term for flimsy excuses.
“It is equally important for Chief Bode George to know that I am not the mouthpiece of South West PDP. I speak for myself and I take responsibility for whatever I say.
“Above all, we still remember his negative statement concerning PDP on Ekiti, Osun and Rivers States elections. We still have the audio and it is a reference point that we will never forget.
“Pa Bode George should take a rest now.”