….but those around him said “Oga can’t do that, nobody can play God”
A former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose said he advised the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar on how to resolve the lingering crisis of the opposition party, but his advice fell on deaf ears.
Fayose stated this in an interview with TVC, monitored by our correspondent on Wednesday.
The former Ekiti governor stated, “Our candidate, Atiku Abubakar invited me and I told him I was going to tell Wike before I could come. When I told Wike and he said I can go. Somebody said, but you are an older Governor than Wike but whatever that’s your story. God makes kings, God makes people be leaders, you might be younger, or older as long as he is the leader.
“So I went to our candidate in his hotel and I told him, I said, “Your Excellency it would be of great interest if you win the election. I told him this are the demands of these people.” I said “please stop saying by the constitution Ayu cannot be removed.”
“I advised him, I gave him alternatives to what he should be saying and I told him, the more he mentions this constitution, they will be reminding you that you are not supposed to be the candidate. How can they hold on to an Ayu against Wike, against Ugwuanyi, against the governor of Abia, against the governor of Benue, and so on?
“Even if you tell me that they lost, everyone knows that Obi had the East. They were not expecting that a miracle will happen. But the issue is that I told His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, I said Sir, go to Port Harcourt, don’t tell anybody, people like me will go and wait for you there, I and Governor Wike, just provide a few friends that can get a convoy for you come and park at Governor WIke’s gate.
“They’ll come and see us at the gate. We will now sit down there he will hold Wike and settle the matter. But certain people around Abubakar said no, don’t embarrass our Presidential candidate, he is the president in the waiting, nobody can feel big, nobody can play God,” Fayose said.
According to Fayose, the people around Atiku were fond saying, “Oga can’t do that.”