I didn't say Obaseki will lose Edo election – Fayose

.Urges Bode George to rest

By Valentine Amanze

The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has denied saying that Gpvernor Godwin Obaseki would lose the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

He also asked the former Deputy
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, “to go get a rest.’

He said that George was deliberately reading different meanings to what he said on the Edo State
governorship election for cheap political gains.

Fayose was responding to statement made by George that he (Fayose) said that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State would
lose the forthcoming governorship election.

Fayose pointed out that he said clearly that he believed "Obaseki will win, but he should honour
his agreement with the PDP by not returning to APC after assuming office for the second term for flimsy excuses."

Fayose spoke through media aide, Lere Olayinka, who reacted through his verified twitter handle.

Fayose also reminded George of his
statement expressing his desire for PDP to lose the Ekiti, Osun and
Rivers states governorship elections.

The statement reads: "I just read the response of Chief Bode George to his understanding of what I said concerning the Edo State election.

“Even though I won't like to dignify him with a response, it is important that I set the records straight because it appears that he
may have deliberately read different meanings to what I said obviously because of political gains he wants to make out of it and I careless.

"My position is that, for obvious reasons, I am not a fan of both Obaseki and Oshiomhole. That notwithstanding, I believe that Obaseki will win, but he should honour his agreement with the PDP by not returning to APC after assuming office for the second term for flimsy
excuses.

"It is equally important for Chief Bode George to know that I am not the mouthpiece of South West PDP. I speak for myself and I take responsibility for whatever I say.

"Above all, we still remember his negative statement concerning PDP
on Ekiti, Osun and Rivers states elections. We still have the audio and it is a reference point that we will never forget.

"Pa Bode George should take a rest now."

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