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Fayose: I regret supporting Sheriff become PDP chairman

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti said he had learnt his lessons from his initial support for the embattled factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

Fayose, who spoke when the owner of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, took his national chairmanship campaign to Ekiti, said:

“I must tell you that I have learnt my lessons from my past experience. I will not openly identify or campaign for a candidate any longer. As part of our great party in Ekiti, I ‘m assuring you that I do not have a personal candidate and God knows I have not spoken to my people about any candidate.

“We will allow God to choose for us this time by ensuring that all aspirants have a level-playing ground.

“I have learnt my lessons on Ali Modu Sheriff and I take full responsibility for the consequences. Imagine, if we have allowed him to get there, with the way he is now behaving, it would have been worse than this.”

Fayose, while expressing concerns about the crisis rocking the party, lamented that some people were merely paying lip service to reconciliation efforts in the PDP because of selfish interest.