The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he was under pressure to change camp and defect to the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress.
Fayose, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said no amount of pressure would make him succumb to dump PDP.
He noted that if he had to leave the PDP, the APC would not be an alternative.
Fayose, who spoke at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti, said the practice of “use and dump” adopted by the leadership of the APC would not allow him contemplate moving into the party.
“Some people have been making overtures to me to join the APC, but I cannot join them,” he said.
The Governor alleged that a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, who he said worked hard to ensure victory for the APC during the 2015 general elections, was subsequently abandoned by those he helped into power.
“With what have they repaid somebody like Asiwaju Tinubu; he worked and helped the party to secure victory but has been dumped. That is not a party I would be interested in joining,” Fayose said.
“One thing I would not allow is for anybody to rubbish our leaders in the South-West. Our leaders, including Asiwaju Tinubu must be accorded their due respect, as any attempt to rubbish them will be taken as a slap on the entire Yoruba race,” he added.