The Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District within the Higher Chamber of the Nationwide Meeting, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, has attributed the rift between Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose as mere particular person curiosity that can quickly be over.
Tofowomo on Thursday emphasised that what’s presently being perceived as a political feud between the 2 leaders of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), was only a conflict of pursuits forward of the conference of the celebration in February.
Tofowomo additional acknowledged that by advantage of being a sitting governor, Makinde is the chief of the celebration within the south west as he added that he can’t have all of it in the case of positions throughout the celebration.
“There isn’t a political rivalry between the 2. When Fayose was 60 years previous, Makinke actually celebrated him. All that is happening is simply politics. After the approaching conference in February, you’ll see that they may embrace one another.
“Makinde is the chief of the celebration within the south west as a result of he’s the sitting governor. No person is combating on that.
“Makinde can’t have his means unilaterally. I’m a senator. We’ve got 5 senators from the celebration. He ought to have referred to as us to. We’re human beings. I’m even older than him, I’m 61. I’ve been to 4 universities in my lifetime. He’s not learning the best way I studied.
“After the election, that kind of factor will cease as a result of there will likely be a sitting chairman in control of the six states, so he’ll have the ability to handle it nicely. When Eddy Olafeso was the Nationwide Vice Chairman, there was no disaster in any of the states. It was very easy.”
The senator added that gang up in opposition to Eddy Olafeso as Nationwide Vice Chairman (South West) of the celebration was attributable to Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the celebration throughout the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State.
“The election we did in PDP had break up the celebration. The celebration executives are for Jegede. And Jegede and Eddy Olafeso contested collectively. The grudge remains to be there. I’ve to carry on to my very own facet which is Ondo South. I’m supporting Eddy Olafeso as a result of he’s from Ondo South. If Olafeso is from the north, I’ll not help him. I’m the primary from Ondo South and I’m placing every part in it to make sure that Olafeso wins in February.”
In the meantime, Tofowomo additionally revealed that Jegede misplaced the final governorship election in Ondo State over alleged failure to contain celebration members in his ambition, notably celebration leaders.