Following Governor Ayo Fayose‘s interview on Channels Television where he said he would not support his intention to be the Party’s Chairman, Bode George has described the governor as an “ingrate” and said he spoke “immaturely”.
Fayose in the interview, said that all the elderly people in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP should take the backstage as people are tired of seeing the same old faces again.
“Chief Bode George told me personally that he wanted to be the national chairman of the party, I told him no, that I won’t support him. With all due respect to the elderly people in this party, they must take the backstage. People are tired of seeing the same old faces again,” Fayose said.
In an interview with PUNCH on Monday, George said that:
Fayose spoke very immaturely during the interview. For him to have said that the founding fathers of the party should take the backstage in the party’s affairs was very disgusting and self-deceitful. I actually told him at an old meeting of the party that if the chairmanship of the PDP was zoned to the South-West, that I would show interest. He told me he had heard.
Fayose is an ingrate because when the world was against him during his first term in office, God used me to give him support. I contributed N250,000 to purchase his campaign clothes. We must defend the interest of Yoruba because we have been sidelined in the party’s leadership for too long. Fayose and Senator Buruji Kashamu cannot continue to decide for the Yoruba people in the PDP.
He pointed out that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC John Odigie-Oyegun, was older than him.
George also said Fayose lied that South-West PDP leaders did not show interest in contesting the national chairmanship position. He added that Fayose’s claim that he reached out to Senator Bode Olajumoke to contest the chairmanship position was not true.
He also told the Ekiti state governor to go and read the Bible to learn more about leadership.
“Fayose claims to be a Christian. Let him go and read the book of Micah, chapter 7, from verse 1-10 to learn more about leadership. Many people showed interest from the South-West, even Professor Tunde Adeniran showed interest. Bode (Olajumoke) knows that Fayose is playing around. Bode and I discussed because we are friends,” he said.