All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it would oppose the choice of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti as deputy chairman of the Governors’ Forum.
The forum which is scheduled to meet on tomorrow (Wednesday) during which the deputy chairman would be adopted is already generating controversy.
A reliable source close to one of the APC governors in one of the North-central states revealed that the choice of Fayose by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ill considered and unacceptable by the party.
The source said the APC was wary of the controversial governor and would not accept Fayose to such a sensitive position, asking the PDP to find a suitable replacement.
“I wonder why the PDP thinks the Ekiti governor should be the choice for the Deputy Chairman of the Forum when they could not accept him as the chairman of their PDP Governors’ Forum. The choice is unacceptable to us and we would oppose it when we meet on Wednesday,” the source said.
He also pointed point out that Fayose had remained a divisive factor during the electioneering campaigns and has remained so after the polls and it would be an ill-informed decision to have him occupy such a position.
According to him, the APC was not averse to the PDP fielding a level headed governor to deputise for the chairman of the forum, but “certainly not Governor Fayose that is given to reckless and inciting statements and actions.”
Source: leak Times