Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, has advised Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the recently concluded election, to distance himself from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid experiencing the same misfortune they are currently facing.
Fayose’s advice comes after both the PDP and the Labour Party held a joint press conference on Tuesday, seemingly forming an alliance to call for the cancellation of the presidential election held on Saturday, citing the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) failure to upload results to its server directly from polling units.
Peter Obi, who was Atiku’s running mate in 2019, left the PDP to run under the Labour Party. Fayose now advises that Obi’s remaining relevant depends on him dissociating himself from the PDP.
Fayose expressed his respect for Obi and cautioned him not to allow the PDP to tarnish his image. He further questioned PDP’s sincerity in their recent actions, stating that they did not make efforts to reconcile with Obi before today, when they needed his support. He added that if PDP had won the election, they would not be calling for its cancellation.
Fayose also called for the resignation of the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, for his inability to move the party forward. He urged the PDP to seek redress in court rather than trying to drag Obi into their problems.