Ekiti former governor, Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted Dino Melaye over his sarcastic comments, following his take on the two leading presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki.
Recall that Fayose had in an interview on Channels Tv, Politics Today, flayed the duo of Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki for leaving the PDP before the 2015 election.
“Jonathan, despite his flaws, we had supported him and some of our leaders didn’t go to APC …if some of them (who left the party) had become Presidents in Abuja would they come back? Will Atiku come back? Would Bukola Saraki have come back?” He said.
“When the journey was rough and bad, they ran back. Today, because our party is a party that tries to bring people together, we must not forget history.
“Today, I’m glad they are challenging people jumping from one party to the other, those are the ideologies that are missing,” he added.
Reacting to Fayose’s interview, Dino Melaye said “Nigeria is in dire straits at the moment. It is beyond the call of jesters in the corridors of elevated governance.”
He added; “It is amazing that Fayose who could not manage and retain a PDP state now aspires to lead a behemoth structure like Nigeria.
“Today, Ekiti is stripped of all vestiges of PDP; no PDP Senator, no PDP House of Representatives member, no House of Assembly member, no Local Government Chairman, and not even a Councillor.
“He left Ekiti State worse than he met it. How could he fail in the state and expect promotion to the national?”
Reacting, Fayose described the former lawmaker as a “political Hushpuppi who would take three different positions on the same night”.
He, however, vowed to restrain himself pending when those he said Melaye was representing would enter the fray.
But his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, as quoted by Vanguard, said: “No time to dignify any #Hushpuppi politician who is capable of sleeping on three different political beds in one night.
“If the man he is deceiving with his fake support speaks, we will respond accordingly.
“As for Fayose, Nigeria and its people must be rescued from this APC Calamity that political jester of Kogi teamed up with others to enthrone.
“That is a project to which he (Fayose) is totally committed, not rantings of a jester in the palace of politics.”