According to Governor Fayose, he would renounce his “membership of the PDP anytime from now.” He told Punch’s correspondent;
“After consultations, I will speak clearly to Nigerians.”
Before now, Governor Fayose had reacted to reports quoting him as saying he would dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, said the governor did not and will never make such statement.
A press release he signed reads: “Kindly disregard statement being circulated by members of the APC in Ekiti State that Governor Ayodele Fayose said “If defecting to APC will solve Ekiti problems, he will join APC and nobody can stop him.”
Atiku emerged the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate for the 2019 election. He emerged after a keenly contested primary held at Adokiye Amesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Sunday.
The Chairman of the PDP Convention Committee and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, announced the results of the primary on Sunday morning. He said Atiku polled 1,532 votes while Aminu Tambuwal polled 693 votes to place second.
Other results are, Bukola Saraki , 317 votes; Jonah Jang, 19 votes; Datti Ahmed, 5 votes; David Mark , 35 votes; Tanimu Turaki, 65 votes; Sule Lamido, 96 votes; Attahiru Bafarawa, 48 votes; Ibrahim Dankwambo, 111 votes; Ahmed Makarfi, 74 votes and Rabiu Kwankwaso, 158 votes.