By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has admitted that, Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde is the leader of the party in the South West.
Fayose, who arrived WOCDIF hall, the venue of the zonal congress in Osogbo openly declared that Governor Makinde is the leader of the party, stressing that he will continue to respect him.
He said: “To the surprise of everybody who thinks Iam fighting Seyi Makinde over leadership tussle. I hereby say Seyi Makinde is my leader.”
Fayose, therefore, said no loser nor winner at the congress.
In his response, Governor Makinde thanked Fayose for his doggedness and steadfastness towards the development of the party.
The Governor said the aim of the PDP is to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the congress panel, Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, who was represented by his Deputy said that everyone should work for the progress of the party and that the election of the congress would be transparent.