Newsmen gathered that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party lost the last presidential election because its National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, compromised in the conduct of the election.
Fayose said he has cogent evidences of his unholy alliance with the opposition before the elections. The All Progressives Congress, which was the major opposition party before the election, defeated the PDP at the federal level and in most states of the federation.
This included in Bauchi State where Mu’azu hails from. Fayose threatened that if Mu’azu goes any further to deny romancing the opposition before the election, he would expose all his underhand deals.
The governor also challenged the National Working Committee of the party to provide evidence of money released to him to prosecute the last general elections. He said only N30 million was released to him for the prosecution of the last two elections. Fayose stated this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Tuesday.
Fayose insisted that his call for the dissolution of the Mu’azu-led NWC of the PDP was in good faith and in the overall interest of the party. He added:
“I have no apology on my position on the NWC because their responsibility as a party does not take away their failure in the last general elections.”
The governor, who challenged the NWC to provide evidence of money released to him to prosecute the last elections, added: “Only N30 million was received for the last two elections and to the glory of the Almighty God and support of Ekiti people, we won all elections outrightly.
“I therefore demand for the mode with which money was released to me by the NWC.” Governor Fayose reiterated his commitment to the PDP, pointing out that if it remained only him in the party, he would continue to defend its course. He said:
“If it remains only me, I will continue to defend the course of this party because some people are born to stand up at difficult times, and I believe I am one such people born to stand up for the PDP at this difficult time.” Reiterating his call for the dissolution of the NWC, Governor Fayose said: “In saner climes, when a war commander leads his troop to an embarrassing defeat, such commander does not need anyone to tell him that he needs to leave the war front for another commander to take over.”