Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is sharply focussed on the assignment of helping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to victory in the Ondo State governorship assignment.
His Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, said that his boss would not therefore join issues with the former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, who pointed the finger at Makinde as having masterminded an assault on him (Fayose) at the party’s campaign grand finale in Ondo City in Wednesday.
A thug among the crowd at the event had assaulted Fayose by removing his cap. Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, had in a release, pointed the finger at Governor Makinde and former Deputy Chair of the party, Bode George, as complicit in the assault.
But Adisa said that his boss did not intend to join issues with the former governor whom he said appeared perpetually desirous of hugging the limelight even when the occasion did mot call for such grandstanding .
According to him, “I believe that ex-governor Fayose and his handlers need to look far away from Oyo state in search of their enemies.
“Governor Makinde has no link whatsoever with the incident Fayose’s aide was talking about.
“We expect all right- thinking members of the PDP to join the Governor of Oyo State in the prosecution of the noble and democratic assignment he is executing on behalf of the PDP in Ondo State at this time, instead of seeking to distract him one way or the other.
“The governor will, however, not be distracted either on the task at hand or on the well- intentioned desire to join other leaders to rebuild the PDP in the South West geopolitical zone.”