The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayuose, yesterday said he would have burnt his membership card and the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) flag if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff had won at the supreme court on Wednesday.
Fayose, who had been the most vociferous critic of Sheriff’s leadership in the party, said he went to court with a perfume with the sinister intention to destroy his card and the party’s flag if the delegitimised Chairman had won, saying “ I never imagined myself being in the same party with impostors”.
The Supreme Court had in a judgement on who was the authentic Chairman of the party declared the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction the genuine leadership, laying to rest crisis of several months that had done colossal damage to the party.
Fayose, who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday during his triumphant entry into Ekiti from Abuja, pointed out that Sheriff and members of his faction had been forgiven but won’t go scot-free for causing the party members so much pangs and pains.
The governor said with the victory, President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would be defeated in the 2019 presidential poll, saying efforts will be stepped up to revive the party and fortify it the more to be able to play its opposition roles.
“I went to court with a perfume which I wanted to use to spray my cards and party flags and set them ablaze even within the court premises if Sheriff had won, that was why I went to court.