Abuja (Precise Post) – Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has advised Governor Godwin Obaseki to honour his agreement with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and rem okain loyal to it after his victory at the polls.
He gave the advice to the Edo State Governor via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday.
The former governor believes Governor Obaseki, who is seeking re-election, will win.
Fayose stressed that while he was neither a fan of Governor Obaseki nor Mr Adams Oshiomhole, it was important for the governor not to betray the PDP for “flimsy excuses”.
Governor Obaseki has been in disagreement with his predecessor and former APC national chairman – Oshiomhole while both men have traded a series of blames and accusations.
Although they denied the rift sometimes last year, the dispute has deepened as the forthcoming election approaches.
This, among several other developments, led to the emergence of two factions of the party in Edo – one loyal to Obaseki and the other in support of Oshiomhole.
In the build-up to the election, Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, and four others declared their interest to represent the APC in the poll.
The governor and two other aspirants were, however, disqualified by the party’s screening committee for the primary election – a decision that was upheld by the party’s national leadership.
This led to his defection from the APC to the PDP where he emerged as the party’s candidate in the election.
On the other hand, Ize-Iyamu who was cleared alongside two other aspirants by the screening committee, went on to win the APC’s ticket for the election.
He has also been endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and other APC leaders.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed September 19 to conduct the poll.