Mr. Fayose spoke against the imposition of candidates.
A leader of the South-West Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ayodele Fayose, has disclosed that the party in Ogun State would team up with the Labour Party, LP, in the state to “flush out” Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the All Progressives Congress, APC, come the 2015 general elections.
Mr. Fayose, the governor-elect of Ekiti State, said this on Thursday at the South-West PDP rally held at Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He appealed to all the aggrieved factional leaders of the party in Ogun State to shift ground in the interest of the peace and success of the party at the next poll.
He said as part of efforts to ease out the APC from office, he had met with ex-Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, the leader of Labour Party in the state, and had equally reached out to a former minister and aggrieved leader of PDP, Jubril Martins-Kuye, to appeal to him.
“Let me confess to you, Labour Party is going to team up with Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress. I have met with Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who is now the leader of Labour Party, and also going to meet our leader in PDP, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye as well as other stakeholders,” Mr. Fayose said.
He expressed optimism that the feat recorded by the PDP in Ekiti State, which saw him emerge as Governor-elect, would be repeated in Ogun State at the next poll.
He appealed to the leaders of the party in Ogun to provide a level playing ground for all aspirants and there should be no imposition of candidates.
“I gave them 16-0 in Ekiti State. Even former Governor Segun Oni of no fixed address lost in his base. They were taken by storm. For me, my address in South-West is PDP. I am an advocate of no imposition; there should be no imposition in PDP. I will do a disservice to this party that gave me the opportunity of a second term if I come here and play games with your future. I am an advocate of no imposition. There should not be imposition in the PDP,” he reiterated.
He disclosed that any office-holder who had left the party would lose their appointment in the next one month.
“The moment you defect, you cannot continue to enjoy our benefit. This party is not going to allow that to happen,” he said.