Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti said on Sunday said, he won’t support Chief Bode George as Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He stated this while speaking on Politics Today, a programme on Channels TV.
According to him, “Chief Bode George is interested in the chairmanship of the party. I have a lot of respect for Chief Bode George, he’s our leader. But when we come to the nitty gritty, we must find out the motive.
“Chief Bode George told me personally that he wanted to be chairman of the party. I told him no, ‘I won’t support you’. With all due respect to the elderly people in this party; they must take the back stage. People are tired of seeing the same old faces.
“I have been hearing Ahmadu Ali since 1976, when we sang Ali must go. Chief Bode George was governor of Ondo state almost 40 years ago. They are our leaders, we love them, but they should take the back stage.”
For Doyin Okupe, who served Jonathan as senior special assistant on public affairs, Fayose said he has nothing to tell Nigerians about “rebranding or rebuilding” since he lost with the former president.
He said he wanted Bode Olajumoke to contest for the chairmanship of the opposition party, but he declined.