Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said only politicians driven by covetousness would leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He stated this while speaking on Sunday during an appearance on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme.
Asked if the PDP is falling apart, considering the defection of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi and the rumours of Femi Fani-Kayode leaving the party, Fayose said: “May I say this to you, very clearly. In the book of James one from verse four. The Bible says a man is taken away in his own covetousness. Anyone who leaves PDP for APC at this time must be taken away by his own covetousness.”
On the purported defection of Fani-Kayode, the former governor said FFK is going nowhere, adding that the purported defection is not true as he has spoken to him several times.
“I know FFK is going nowhere. What they are saying is not true. I have spoken to FFK about six times. What they are saying is not true. I’m 100 percent sure,” he said.
On whether he can defect to the APC, he said the APC cannot offer him anything, as his party gave him the opportunity to become governor when he was 42 years old.
“I’m over 60. What do I want to become? I was governor at 42. All the opportunities anybody could offer, PDP offered me.
“I will not go to APC. What is missing? Some people choose to be dishonourable. Not me. I will rather go and be the husband of my wife, Feyisetan Fayose, and my son,” he said.
He also advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to be more proactive in handling the Igangan crisis and insecurity in Oyo State.
He said: “Governor Makinde needs to be more proactive. Oyo state is a big state. Look at the incident that happened in Igangan.
“When a similar case happened in Ekiti, I was there, same day. I took charge of that community. I slept in that community as a fact, and immediately they mentioned names here and there, instead of fighting them, I went to look for them and brought everybody to the roundtable.
“This I’m saying to you, I have told governor Makinde. I sat him down and I told him, ‘your excellency, borrow from our experiences; we are generals in this field.’”