In an unusual manner, Ex-governor of Oyo state Ayodele Fayose has continued to sing praises of the embattled APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who name was dragged in the mould as a result of the killing in Lekki Massacre. Fayose attribute Tinubu travail as Plot by some Southwest politicians to pull down the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will fail, former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, has said.
Fayose, who spoke in his Afaoo-Ekiti country home at the weekend, also counselled the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with his supporters.
The former governor vowed never to pitch tent with those plotting to destroy Tinubu because the APC leader laboured for the country through his focused leadership, which stimulated the growth of Yoruba socio-political space with some politicians in the Southwest now occupying national leadership positions.
The PDP chieftain described as unfortunate that some politicians nurtured to political stardom by Tinubu are behind his travails on account of personal interest.
He said that Southwest people would resist any attempts to ridicule Tinubu, whom he described as the image of Yoruba nation, adding that any attack against the former Lagos State governor should be viewed as an attack on the entire Yoruba people.
According to him, the APC stalwart does not deserve to be crucified by his political mentees, for whom he sacrificed enormously to groom and raise from political obscurity to limelight.
Fayose said the conspiracy against the ex-governor which was part of strategies to divide and create confusion among the Yoruba people would fail, urging his Yoruba kinsmen to support and accord him the necessary regards.
He said: “I am not championing the course of Tinubu. I am not in the position to do that, but there is no denying the fact that Tinubu is a prominent Yoruba leader, whether in APC or in PDP.
“For me, Tinubu, has paid his dues, I stand by that. I have not seen Tinubu after the Ekiti election by any means. We haven’t even met at a function or see him passed. I will not sit down in any corner to shoot down Tinubu. I am not a member of APC and I will never be. But I supported Governor Fayemi to be governor by Tinubu’s influence at a time.”