The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, has given former Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti seven days to apologise for his “deliberate, unwarranted vituperation” on party elders in the state.
The state PDP spokesman, Taofik Gani, said in a statement in Lagos on Sunday that the denigration occurred when Fayose gave an advice that was capable of inciting the youth against the PDP chieftains in Lagos State.
Fayose, during the inauguration of PDP Campaign Committee for the Lagos-East senatorial by-election on Tuesday, reportedly advised the party to send its former Deputy National Chairman, Chief Bode George, on “political retirement”.
In a statement by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, titled “Lagos PDP must retire Bode George to make progress”, Fayose said that George’s retirement would enable the party to make progress and win elections in Lagos State.
However, the PDP spokesman urged Fayose not to be a negative role model to the younger ones in the party.
“Fayose will be declared persona non grata in all his indoor and outdoor activities from Monday 12th October, 2020, unless he purges himself of the grave nuisance value, arising from the unsolicited and divisive advice,” Gani said.
He urged Fayose to desist from making provocative comments against party elders or any action inimical to the advancement of the PDP in the South West.
“Only a sadist, mischief maker or rooky politician, will decide to peel healing wounds, like creating more political foes, at a period very close to major elections.
“We are nearing very important elections in the state to take us into winning Lagos State in 2023 general elections.
“We need the togetherness and complimentary efforts of the old, young, male, female members of our party
“It is thus shocking that a supposed leader would come to our state to ‘tear’ us apart, rather than give positive and progressive advice to us.
“We will hold Fayose responsible for any future election loss in Lagos State and, indeed, the South West,” he said.