Ayodele Fayose, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the party made it easy for the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, to win the election.
Fayose said the crisis that rocked the major opposition party and the defection of its key members made it easy for Tinubu to win the poll.
He berated his party over the outcome of the Presidential election
He opined the PDP would not be talking about the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, if the votes of the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and that of the Presidential candidate of the Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso were added together.
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Speaking on Arise Television’s Morning Show on Thursday, the former Ekiti State Governor said the PDP is currently on the ground, saying that the party does not have a candidate in Lagos State.
Fayose said, “What is PDP, I won an election for PDP, when the platform was good, but the popularity of the candidate is good. At my time when I was contesting an election in Ekiti, I defeated the incumbent. If PDP is a vehicle, if it is working, it will work if it is not, we go to our houses.
“I am not somebody who is desperate to be in any political party. The national issue in this country is bigger than a political party.
“We are first members of our family before we became members of a political party and we were first Nigerians. Are you happy with the situation in the PDP? Was I the one that drove Obi away, the same Obi that left the party, made almost six million votes? Add Kwakwaso votes, add Obi votes. We will not be talking about Asiwaju. The fact that an incumbent doesn’t perform well does it guarantee you victory.
“Look at PDP that is on the ground still suspending the exco of Katsina. You are talking about a candidate in Lagos, Do you have a candidate in Lagos? Somebody who was a photographer to a former governor of Lagos State.”
Recall that Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, recently won the 2023 presidential election, beating close rivals Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, LP’s Obi and NNPP’s Kwankwaso.
Atiku and Obi have since headed to the courts to challenge the victory of Tinubu.