I’ve learnt my lessons, says ex-Ekiti governor
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has said that the era of godfatherism in the nomination of the party’s candidates is over.
Mu’azu stated this yesterday while presenting the PDP’s certificate of return to Mr. Ayo Fayose as the party’s candidate for the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Expressing the confidence that the PDP will win the poll, the party chairman called on the 13 aspirants that lost the primary election to close ranks and support the party’s candidate at the election.
He urged Fayose to be magnanimous enough to reach out to all the aspirants and reconcile with them.
Fayose pleaded with the other aspirants to forgive whatever wrong he might have done them along the line, stressing that the party must work in unity to achieve results.
Fayose, recalled how he was chased out of the Ekiti Government House in 2006 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and said he would not have lost the seat if he had acted differently.
“I have learnt my lesson the hard way. If I were wise enough, I would not have lost the seat in 2006. But I am a different Fayose now.
“I want to be governor. I don’t want to be a senator, I don’t want federal appointment. If I lose this election, I will not take up any appointment”, Fayose declared.