– Governor Fayose said the PDP would not miss Prince Adeyeye
– The former PDP spokesperson defected to the APC
– Fayose said Adeyeye has never been loyal to the party
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti says the defection of former Minister of State for Works, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye from the PDP to APC will not affect the party’s fortune.
The governor made the disclosure in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Mr Lere Olayinka in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, May 29.
Fayose said that Adeyeye’s defection to the All Progressives Congress had merely confirmed his earlier position that he was never a loyal and committed member of the Peoples democratic Party.
According to him, “I am not bothered by the action taken by the former aspirant in the just concluded PDP governorship primary election in the state.
“His move to APC will not in any way affect us. This is because majority of those he thought were behind him did not defect with him.
“In fact, one of his two party agents for the last primary is still with us in PDP and you know what that means.
“If somebody is your party agent and could not go with you to another party it tells a lot and even as he is moving from PDP, many others from APC are coming to us, so we have nothing to lose with his defection,” he said.
The governor said that he held no grudge against him because he had the right to move from one political party to the other adding that he wished him well in his new party.
“While he was the PDP national spokesman, he had spoken terrible things against the APC and he has now gone to join the same party,” Fayose said.
Ekiti247.com had reported just some days ago that Prince Dayo Adeyeye, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP confirmed that he on Sunday night, May 13, paid a private visit to Ogun state Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Adeyeye said: ”Who told you that? Okay, Yes, i was in Abeokuta but it was a private visit. I will never join the APC. I have not decided on which party to join for now but definitely not APC.”
He was said to have discussed with the governor on the possibility of joining the APC and collapsing his structures for Kayode Fayemi who emerged as the flag bearer of APC last Saturday.