Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has described Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state as a "deadly person" even though he ''looks quiet.''
Fayose who made the comment in an interview on Channels Television in reference to a viral video that showed some thugs threatening to kill him (Fayose) if he attends the PDP congress which recently held in Osun State, alleged that the thugs who were making the threats were associated with Governor Makinde of Oyo State.
“I have seen this video, what this gentleman was saying at the time, they came to the venue saying we are waiting for you here, we are going to kill you.
“This is the chairman of the road transport workers in Oyo State, this people came with Governor Makinde’s convoy… Everybody knows.
“This is enough to show the whole world if Governor Makinde, a first-time 2-year old governor, yet to be 2-year-old governor is parading characters like this, it simply shows the kind of people behind him.
“These same people came to Ondo and I told Governor Makinde, so I am glad the whole world is seeing this, Governor Makinde you look quiet but deadly”
Stressing that thuggery is disgraceful for the party, Fayose also claimed that their threats made him make up his mind to attend the South-West Congress regardless of the consequences.
On PDP’s South-West Zonal Vice Chairmanship election which was won by Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, the candidate backed by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Fayose alleged that ''dead people'' were accredited during the South-West Peoples Democratic Party congress held in Osun State on Monday April 12.
Fayose claimed that the election was rigged and also disclosed that a former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mulikat Adeola-Akande identified those that were dead and sick on the accreditation list.
“We compelled them to announce publicly how many people were accredited. They resisted that and said they will announce state-by-state. The norm is for you to announce accreditation and tell us how many people came and how many votes are expected.
“By the accreditation, they initially said Oyo state had 115 people list, 104 accredited. Out of 104, 82 people voted. At the end of the exercise, the accreditation was 675, publicly announced.
“Ekiti voted first, followed by Ogun, Lagos, Osun then they purposely allowed Oyo to vote last.
“When you look at the alphabet, you will realise that a game was obviously going on.
“In Oyo, they told us 177 were listed. Hon Mulikat protested and said, ‘this man is dead, this man is dead, this man is dead, this man is sick, this one is abroad, this one is aged’. They came back and told us 165. This is the game going on in the entire process.”
Fayose who stated that he raised these objections when the irregularities were noticed, however said that his camp chose to overlook rigging because he was not ready to defect to another party.
“I have accepted this result not because they won but because I am one of the people that can’t defect to another party.
“I have conceded, I conceded not because they won. I conceded because the PDP is a bigger picture. I want to say that conceding does not amount to defeat, it is sheer exhibiting leadership."