Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Sunday said it was a former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, that was desperate and powered by inordinate political ambition.
Fayose said this in reaction to a statement by Adeyeye, accusing him of desperation to hang onto power after the expiration of his tenure.
But Fayose, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, described Adeyeye, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, as a confused and shameless politician who had become the spokesman of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
He said: “What a shame? after July 14, he will regret his actions.
“This is why after he had endorsed, praised and described the PDP governorship primary as the best conducted by the party so far and which was reported by newspapers radio and television stations, he capitulated a day and for days he criss-crossed all other political parties, looking for one to adopt him as flag bearer without success.
“He is a confused person and that is why he took action that will sink him politically. When (Asiwaju Bola Ahmed) Tinubu supported (Babatunde Raji) Fashola and (Governor Akinwunmi) Ambode in Lagos and when (Adams) Oshiomhole supported (Governor Godwin) Obaseki in Edo, is it because they wanted to continue to stay in power?
“I have said it earlier and I am repeating it that Adeyeye has no record of winning the election. In 1999 when all the AD senatorial candidates in the South West won their elections, Adeyeye was defeated ignominiously by Gbenga Aluko of the PDP in Ekiti South Senatorial District.
“Adeyeye is an ingrate. It is Fayose who nominated him to become Minister of State for Works. It is Fayose who appointed him as Chairman, Governing Council of Ekiti State University (EKSU). It is this same Fayose who nominated him for the position of PDP National Public Secretary. Now, this Fayose has become a bad man.”