The Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has childed Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, for mocking the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, with his politically-motivated trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement on Saturday, by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Raphael Adeyanju, the Ekiti State PDP advised Governor Makinde to display maturity expected from somebody occupying his exalted office and rise above childishness and pettiness .
The party said: “It is rather unfortunate that someone like Governor Makinde, who was never a stable member of the PDP could use EFCC trial to mock Fayose, who was one of the last men standing for the party after it lost power in 2015. We would have ignore his display of political childishness and pettiness but by choosing to go gutter with his mockery of Fayose, who is only being persecuted for standing firmly by the PDP in its hours of troubles, Engr Seyi Makinde has shown to the public that one can be a governor and still not be a leader.”
The Ekiti State PDP spokesman also regretted that the Oyo State Governor is the one sponsoring law suits against duly constituted organs of the PDP in both Ekiti and Osun states as a pay back for the support he got from one of the governors.
Adeyanju said: “As at 2015 that PDP lost power, Makinde was in Social Democratic Party (SDP). If commited leaders like Fayose, who stood by the party had left for other parties as he (Makinde) did, the governorship ticket of the PDP wouldn’t have been attractive to him when he returned to the party in 2018.
“That Governor Makinde now goes about mocking Fayose because of his trial by the EFCC, occassioned by his uncompromising stance against the misrule of the APC government shows that he (Makinde) is happy that Fayose and other leaders of the PDP are being persecuted with EFCC trials by the APC government.
“Isn’t it even instructive that the governor has failed in all the national assignments he undertook for the party? Is this not a sign that he has never been truly committed to the PDP?”