I Will Never Join APC, Don’t Listen To Lies – Fayose Speaks On Resignation From PDP


The former governor of Ekiti State and a member of the People’s Democratic Party, Ayodele Fayose, has stated that he is still a member of the party, saying that the report being circulated about his resignation is false.

Fayose, who said this in a statement personally signed today and made available to journalists, adding that he is only stepping aside from the party and would never join the All Progressives Congress as being insinuated in some quarters.


I am still a bonafide member of the PDP. I only said I stepped aside because I need to speak the truth to power without the fear of my view being tainted by party colouration. Resigning from a political party has procedure and same will be followed if I strongly find the need to leave the party.

It is important that we have somebody that can say the truth without wearing any party toga.

I am a member of the PDP, I am a member of the PDP NEC, a member of the party caucus, member of the Board of Trustees based on my position as a former chairman of the PDP governors’ forum. It’s a lifetime membership. But Nigeria is bigger than any party.

I am not a member of the APC and will never be a member of the party. I have never hidden my respect for Tinubu.Notwithstanding,I believe that the 2023 presidential election is free and fair and I am entitled to my views.

I am not interested in contesting for any political position again in my life. What am I going to contest for at 62? ‘Even if ‘ I want to contest not under APC. I have said it repeatedly that I can never join APC and I am still saying it now.

But I need to emphasise that Nigeria needs somebody who will say the truth at this critical period in our history.

Again may I conclude here that Peter Obi is the man of the season. Asiwaju won the election, but PDP was too fractured to win an election at Federal level. However at the State level elections are local, please continue to vote and support the PDP especially in the governorship and houses of assembly elections.

H E Peter Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State Governor (2003-2007; 2014-2018)

Friday March 03, 2023


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