Fayose meets Tinubu, says he’ll never join APC


By Mathew Dadiya

Former governor of Ekiti State and caucus of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayo Fayose, has met with President Bola Tinubu, declaring that he will never join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The former governor however, said he will be the first to criticize the president if he goes back on campaign promises.

Fayose said this while speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Fayose said he did not expect Tinubu to fail, noting that if there is any delay, it will not be a deliberate act on the part of the president.

He noted that Tinubu had done well since coming into office and should be encouraged.

The former governor said since elections are over, and it is time to govern, Nigerians need to rally round the president who he said “is alert and has a clear direction he wants to take the country.”

According to the governor, President Tinubu cannot do it alone, Nigerians should support him to succeed.

Even though himself and some opposition party leaders such as Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde and former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, are working with Tinubu, he can never join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as he remains a member of the main opposition, the PDP.

Recall yesterday, two members of the PDP former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator Pius Anyim and former National Publicity Secretary of the party Olisa Metu met with the President at the Aso Villa.