The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party, after the party’s loss at the last Saturday’s presidential election in Nigeria.
Fayose, who disclosed this while answering questions as a guest on a programme on ARISE TV News on Wednesday night, revealed that, his decision was based on an irreconcilable differences.
He added that he wants to stay away from active politics for now, and be seen and regarded as an elder statesman.
He said, “Let me say this, from today, Wednesday, I stay off PDP. In party politics, there are certain facts you must be able to speak. I am 62 and I can’t, at this age, begin lying. When something is wrong with your family, confess.
“I’m retiring from active politics to become an elderly statesman.”
The former governor was one of the presidential hopefuls of the party, but lost to the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in the party’s primary election.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar contested and lost the presidential election held last Saturday to Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress after polling 6,984,520 votes to come second behind the winner who polled 8,794,726 votes.
However, the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has received his certificate of returns as the Nigerian President-elect, to be sworn in, by May 29, this year, in Abuja yesterday.