I made a mistake and I am sorry — Governor Fayose

Ayodele Fayose is not new to controversy.

He stoked embers when he called out the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari as corrupt.

The President’s wife had threatened legal actions, but Fayose wouldn’t budge.

This time around Fayose seem to have eaten the humble pie.

He has apologized for something he describes as a mistake.

Fayose made the statements when the Ex-chairman of DAAR communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi paid him a visit.

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“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.

“I am very sorry for backing the candidature of Sheriff,’ Fayose bemoaned.

Dokpesi is angling to become the National chairman of PDP.

Dokpesi debunked rumors of stepping down for chief Bode George to run for PDP national chairman.

“Some people have alleged that I have surrendered for our elder in the party, Chief Bode George.

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“Let me make it categorically clear that I was born and bred in Ibadan.

“I do understand and appreciate the Yoruba traditions so much and so I have respect for elders.

“But there was no time that Chief Bode George and I met and discussed this issue and I did not in any way surrender the race to him.

“I have not stepped down for him in any way.

“We need fresh and younger blood that would have the physical and mental alertness for the job.

“I have been touring 17 states of the federation for just about a week now and I’m still strong.”

Dokpesi pleaded with delegates to allow him to serve the party and return it to winning ways.