Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has warned the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, not to return to the All Progressives Congress, in the event that he wins the September 19 governorship election.
Fayose added that Obaseki should, rather, honour his agreement with the Peoples’ Democratic Party.
The former Ekiti governor stated these in a series of tweets between Thursday night and Friday morning, adding that the Federal Government must desist from harassing the media and discouraging free press in a democracy.
Fayose said, “My position is that, for obvious reasons, I am not a fan of either Governor Obaseki or (Adams) Oshiomhole. That notwithstanding, I believe 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.”
Edo State has been in a political crisis since 2019 when the APC was divided into two factions with one loyal to the state governor, Obaseki, while the other consisted of supporters of the immediate past National Chairman of the party, Oshiomhole.
The crisis came to a head when Obaseki defected to the PDP in June 2020 and emerged as the candidate of the opposition party, following his disqualification from the APC governorship primary.
While tackling the Federal Government, Fayose added, “Sad that those who used the media to spread all kinds of lies, while seeking power, are afraid of a free press now that they are in power. You don’t want Nigerians to speak against the President, governors, lawmakers and others who are like their servants?