Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has described Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as a failure, adding that he (Makinde) is not ready for dialogue.
Fayose was reacting to comments by Makinde, who vowed to ensure that reactionary elements within the Southwest PDP would be fought and defeated.
Makinde also was reported to have warned the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against postponing the zonal congress of the party billed for March 6.
Speaking to newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, the former governor accused Makinde of wanting to betray elders that help him defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said the Oyo governor had the nerves to query the decision of the NWC on critical party matters, thereby making a mess of party leadership.
Fayose said the Makinde had deluded himself into thinking that he is the zonal leader because he is Governor, thinking he can run the NWC and the state.
"Makinde is a failed governor. He has proved it by his inability to protect the people of Oyo State. He has demonstrated more than enough reasons not to be fielded as our PDP candidate again. He has betrayed trust and in our group, we will not sit with him in dialogue," he said.
Fayose added: "Majority of people Makinde is fighting today are the people who made him. He should stop his ranting. During the congress, we will teach him lessons; that becoming a Governor does not make him a leader. Let him continue to parade the failed politicians around him.
"He wants to run the NWC alongside Oyo State to assist his inordinate ambition to control the Southwest. He lacks the moral justification to criticise the NWC. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.
"Makinde must be rejected by the people of Oyo State. The young man is opening all fronts for war, barely one and half years in office."
Source: Naija News