Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose says that the group in the PDP led by a former minister of information, Prof. Jerry Gana have lost relevance in the party as they no longer have fresh ideas to bring forward.
The governor was speaking against the backdrop of the purported dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party by the Gana group.
He stated that before now, a lot of the people in party positions were unwilling characters, but that now, willing characters are coming out.
He said as a result of that, many people will be displaced or feel displaced.
He stated that, “Politics and governance is crisis management. Have you seen a party that is not in crisis when it comes to interest and leveraging of interests? Politics is about interests. Are you saying that you will call somebody in the village to come and take a position? That era is gone. You have to struggle; you have to make efforts and show that you actually need that position.”
He continued, “As I have always said, elders are wonderful people but they should take the back seat. We won’t say they should go. They should take a back seat. I have no apology over that statement. And I am saying it again that if I am struggling for a position with my father, it is ridiculous. New generation should take over this party and build it. Anything you are doing and your children do not have insight into it, that thing will perish.
“Since this party started we have always deferred to them. But are we saying that we should continue to say the younger generation should go to blazes? The question to ask our elders with all due respect to them is that, at some times, if you are the one eating the food, will you not pack the plates yourself? We will have differences. It is normal in politics but washing your dirty linen in public is bad. Let the young men take over in Nigeria”, he said.
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