Former Ekiti State governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ayodele Fayose has advised the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the recently concluded election, Peter Obi, to not transition back to the PDP. It was previously reported that the PDP and the Labour Party had held a joint press conference to request the cancellation of the presidential election that was conducted on Saturday due to INEC’s inability to upload results to its server directly from polling units.
In a statement, Fayose urged Peter Obi, who was Atiku’s running mate in 2019 but left the opposition party in 2023 to run for presidency on the platform of the Labour Party, to consider alternative options to avoid enduring the same hardship that the PDP is currently facing.
He said: “Did they (PDP) make effort to reconcile with Obi before today? Today now they are looking for Obi. Obi is the clean man, he should not allow them stain him. Obi is wearing white. Nigerians are talking Obi now.
“Obi is a man I have great respect for. Let me say it here, Obi should not allow PDP stain him. If PDP were the ones winning the election, will they say they should cancel it?”
The former governor suggested the PDP seek legal action to address their issues instead of involving Obi. Additionally, Fayose requested Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the PDP, to consider resigning.
He wrote on Twitter “As for the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, I call for his immediate resignation for his inability to move the party forward.”