Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the factional national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, for visiting former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Sheriff had on Saturday, September 3, held a private meeting with Obasanjo at his hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
After the meeting, the embattled chairman told newsmen that he consulted the former president, who is a former leader of the party, about the current power tussle in the PDP.
Reacting to the Sheriff-Obasanjo meeting, Fayose said it was the “coming together of PDP enemies”, accusing both politicians of also collaborating to destroy the All Nigerians Peoples Party (ANPP).
In statement issued yesterday, September 3, by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, the Governor said no loyal member of the PDP would visit Obasanjo.
Fayose said: “No genuine lover of the PDP will go to the house of a man who openly destroyed his membership card and worked assiduously to ensure the party’s failure in the 2015 presidential election, to seek advice on how the way forward for the PDP.
“Sheriff can as well begin to sleep in Obasanjo’s house, it is good riddance to bad rubbish.
“Since Obasanjo is no longer a member of the PDP and he has consistently maintained that he can never return to the PDP, only those in the same league with him can go about visiting him.”
He further said that “no one benefited from the party more than Obasanjo”, saying despite that he still worked against his former party.
“The result of Obasanjo’s imposition of President Muhammadu Buhari on the country is the hunger and sufferings that Nigerians are facing now,” Fayose added.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting with Sheriff, Obasanjo reiterated that the PDP is dying and needs intensive care, adding that if urgent steps are not taken to revive the party, Sheriff would end up being the undertaker of the party’s remains.