- A member of the PDP BoT says Governor Fayose cannot continue to hold the position of chairman PDP governors forum
- The source says the governor can no longer be viewed as neutral with his declaration to contest in the 2019 presidential election
- Fayose says the PDP needs him in 2019 as he knows how to defeat incumbent
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state is expected to step down from his position as the chairman, Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF), sequel to his declaration to contest for the 2019 presidency on the platform of the party.
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The Independent, citing a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), reports that Fayose's intention to contest for the presidency disqualifies him from continuing to hold the position as chairman of the PDP governors forum.
The source said the governor could no longer be viewed as neutral with his declaration, adding that the position required neutrality.
"The PDPGF will soon get another chairman because Governor Ayodele Fayose will soon step down as chairman of the forum. The position requires absolute neutrality and that has been breached by Fayose having formally declared his intention to contest in the 2019" the source said.
Meanwhile, Fayose has said that the PDP needs him in 2019 as he knows how to defeat incumbents.
NAIJ.com had reported that the Ekiti governor declared his presidential ambition on Thursday, September 28, in Abuja in an elaborate programme.
However, criticism has trailed his declaration as the party has insisted that the presidency has been zoned to the north for the 2019 elections. Fayose in a series of tweets on Friday, September 29, said the party needs him as he knows how to defeat incumbents