The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has describes the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, as a monkey.
Fayose was responding to a statement credited to Sheriff following his court victory last week in which an Appeals court ruled that he is the legitimate chairman of the PDP. Sheriff reportedly said afterwards that he would push Fayose and Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, out of the party.
Fayose pushed back in an interview in Ekiti Radio 91.5FM. “On that comment by Sheriff that he will kick me and Gov Wike out of PDP, I don’t talk to monkeys. That Appeal Court judgement is just a phase, it will fizzle out,” he said.
Quoting a passage from the Bible, the outspoken governor said all things will work for his good and the good of the PDP.
The Chairman of the PDP’s Governors Forum wondered who Sheriff would lead since most members of the party were on the side of Ahmed Makarfi.
“All the Governors, National Assembly members, BOT, etc are on this side. So who is he going to be leading?
“Whether he is being backed by whatever forces, be it external or internal, good luck to him.
“Let everybody in PDP calm down, there is salvation ahead of us.
“I’m aware that some people are apprehensive of 2018 but I want to say it here that they should worry not. What I know that will happen tomorrow is that I will get to greater heights.
“There are three major important factors in elections, the people is number one, followed by the party and the candidate. You can have a party and candidate, if you don’t have the people, you will fail because the power of the people is greater than the power of those of us in power.
“Here in Ekiti, we have the people.
“I am saying it here that we are under the leadership of the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee.
“When we got the judgement at the lower court, affirming the Caretaker Committee, Sheriff was still parading himself as the chairman.”