Governor Ayodele Fayose has threatened to dump the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), according to recent reports.
Fayose is quoted as saying he would renounce his “membership of the PDP anytime from now.”
The outgoing governor of Ekiti added that “after consultations, I will speak clearly to Nigerians.”
Fayose made the comments after the PDP concluded its national convention in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The story didn’t say why Fayose, who has always spoken out for and defended the PDP, became suddenly disenchanted with his party.
Fayose was the first PDP member to declare for president ahead of the 2019 election. The governor declared he was going to run for president in September of 2017.
However, the PDP had always made it clear that it had zoned the presidency to the North of Nigeria. All of the PDP’s aspirants for the presidential flagbearer ticket ahead of the convention that was concluded last weekend, hailed from the country’s North.
Fayose remained silent in the weeks leading to the convention and refused to publicly back any of the other aspirants.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged winner of a primary contest that fielded Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal, former Kaduna Governor Ahmed Makarfi and former Jigawa Governor Sule Lamido, among others.