A 2023 presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, Ayodele Fayose, has said the likes of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, returned to PDP after they failed in the All Progressive Congress, APC.
He berated Atiku and Saraki who are also presidential aspirants in the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for seeking the party presidential ticket for the 2023 election.
The former Governor of Ekiti State vowed never to step down for anyone.
Appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Fayose wondered if Saraki and Atiku would have returned to the opposition party if they had become Presidents while in the APC.
According to Fayose: “Let me take for example our respectable leader, His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, he won in Adamawa with less than 20,000 votes [in 2019].”
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“Go to Sokoto, what’s the voting difference? Let us go to Bukola Saraki in Kwara, we actually lost there. Let us sit back and look at figures.
“This amalgamation of people trying to…at the end of the day it backfired. Jonathan, despite his flaws, we had supported him and some of our leaders didn’t go to APC …if some of them had become Presidents in Abuja would they come back? Will Atiku come back? Would Bukola Saraki have come back?
“When the journey was rough and bad, they ran back. Today, because our party is a party that tries bringing people together, we must not forget history.
“Today, I’m glad they are challenging people jumping from one party to the other, those are the ideologies that are missing,”