Hilltop visit: Obasanjo, Sheriff teaming up to destroy PDP — Fayose
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has criticised Ali Modu Sheriff, factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Sheriff held a closed door meeting with Obasanjo at his hilltop mansion in Abeokuta on Saturday, The Cable reports.
He later told journalists that he decided to consult the former party leader over the crisis in the PDP.
But Fayose described the visit as the 'coming together of PDP enemies', alleging that both men collaborated to destroy the All Nigerians Peoples Party.
'The meeting was a coming together of collaborators in the total annihilation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),' Fayose said in a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his media aide.
'No genuine lover of the PDP will go to the house of a man who openly destroyed his membership card and worked assiduously to ensure the party's failure in the 2015 presidential election, to seek advice on how the way forward for the PDP.
'Sheriff can as well begin to sleep in Obasanjo's house, it is good riddance to bad rubbish.
'Since Obasanjo is no longer a member of the PDP and he has consistently maintained that he can never return to the PDP, only those in the same league with him can go about visiting him,' he said.
He alleged that despite the fact that 'no one benefited from the party more than Obasanjo', the elder statesman still worked against his former party.
Fayose asked Nigerians to beware of Obasanjo, saying; 'The result of Obasanjo's imposition of President Muhammadu Buhari on the country is the hunger and sufferings that Nigerians are facing now.'