Published January 29, 2021
Olufemi Olaniyi , Ibadan
A former Ekiti State Governor , Ayo Fayose , has explained why he shunned the Peoples Democratic Party South -West leaders ’ meeting to reconcile him with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State .
The meeting which was held at the Oyo State Government House , Ibadan had Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, former Osun State Governor , Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former Ekiti State Governor , Mr Segun Oni , Senator Abiodun Olujimi , Makinde and others in attendance.
Fayose , his loyalists and some PDP leaders in Oyo State who are supporting Dr Eddy Olafeso ’s bid to return as the National Vice -Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party ( South -West ) were absent at the meeting .
When contacted on Thursday , Mr Lere Olayinka , the media aide to Fayose said although the former governor wanted to attend the meeting , his loyalists said they would not sit on the same table with Makinde because of his utterances and actions .
Olayinka said , “ Fayose did not attend the meeting . Those invited from the other side said they were not going to be part of the meeting . They said they did not want to go to the Government House or sit on the same table with Governor Makinde .
“ The impression as at yesterday ( Wednesday ) was that the meeting would be shifted but I believe Governor Wike just came to attend it for formality sake .
“ One thing is that nothing can be achieved without the other side at the meeting .”