Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose (pictured right), has admitted supporting the embattled factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff (pictured left) was a great mistake.
Fayose said this while welcoming ex-chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who took his PDP national chairmanship campaign to Ekiti.
“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 am 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.”
He lambasted those playing lip-service to the reconciliation efforts in the PDP because of selfish interest.
However, Dokpesi pleaded with the delegates to allow him to serve the party and return it to the winning ways.