Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode Gorge wants to become the party’s chairman.
However, Fayose said that he would not support George’s ambition because the members of the PDP are tired of old men running the party.
The governor is said to have made the comments while speaking on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics on May 1, 2016.
“I have a lot for respected for Chief Bode George, he is our leader, we will continue to respect him but when it comes to the nitty gritty, where is the interest? You must find out the underlining factors,” he said.
“Chief Bode George told me personally that he wants to be national chairman of the party, I told him no I won’t support him. With all due respect to the elderly people in this party, they must take the backstage. People are tired of seeing the same old faces again.
“I have been hearing Ahmadu Alli since 1976 when we sang ‘Alli must go’ in secondary school. Chief Bode George has been governor of Ondo State almost 40 years ago. They are our leaders and we love them but they should take the backstage.
“The grandfathers of PDP lost it in 2015, it’s (now) a new beginning, and they should pocket those stories,” he added.
Fayose also expressed his support for current chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff.
The PDP has been thrown into crisis by its zoning of the chairmanship to the North-East, a move which many see as an attempt to alienate the South-West.