A former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde as a baby governor who cannot manage the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-west.
Mr. Fayose said Makinde is not the leader of PDP in the region, noting that leadership should be earned and not for anyone as a title.
According to him, a former Ondo State Information Commissioner, Dr Eddy Olafeso, should be the next PDP National Vice Chairman (West).
The choice of Olafeso became necessary due to the agreement reached at Makinde’s house in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Both Makinde and Fayose have been at loggerheads over the leadership of the South-West PDP.
The former Governor spoke in Lagos on Monday while receiving prominent members of the party who paid him a solidarity visit.
The delegation was led by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South District in the National Assembly.
Other members on the entourage were Olafeso, former House of Representatives member, Lad Ojomo, ex-House of Assembly member, Niyi Ogunboye, Chief Ibini Oyedele, Chief Tunde Akindehin, Pastor Larry Ogunmusere, Ife Akinsoyinu, Sola Ebiwonjumi, Olusola Adewo, Adeolu Akinseye and Ebenezer Alabi.
He also criticised Makinde’s supporters for calling him an “APC man,” adding that why wasn’t he labelled as such when he supported the Oyo State governor and worked for his victory in last general elections?
Fayose added, “Tell the baby governor that the way up is the way down. Let Makinde put feeding bottle in the mouth of his dogs. You are called a leader because you earned it, not your title.
“Can I be an All Progressives Congress man and be fighting Buhari (the President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)? I was governor at 42. He is governor at 51. I don’t deserve an insult from Makinde.
“Governor Makinde is not my leader. He is my follower. Respect should beget respect. I have been a warrior. They thought I will be with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission now. But, I am surviving”, he boasted.