Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, has said Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, may have the countenance of an innocent gentleman but insisted that he is more deadly and brutal with his actions.
Fayose made the claim in an interview on Wednesday while speaking on the recently conducted South-West Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Both Fayose and Governor Makinde had been entangled in a battle for the control of the South-West zonal structure of the main opposition party for months.
Reacting to a viral video that showed some thugs threatening to kill him if he attends the PDP congress which recently held in Osun State, Fayose claimed the people were associated with Governor Makinde.
According to him, the video and the actions of the people who made the threat show the kind of character of Governor Makinde.
“I have seen this video, what this gentleman was saying at the time, they came to the venue saying we are waiting for you here, we are going to kill you.
“This is the chairman of the road transport workers in Oyo State, this people came with Governor Makinde’s convoy… Everybody knows,” Fayose said on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“This is enough to show the whole world if Governor Makinde, a first-time 2-year old governor, yet to be 2-year-old governor is parading characters like this, it simply shows the kind of people behind him.”
Asked if the video also shows the character and quality of PDP members, Fayose said it is shameful, stressing that thuggery is disgraceful for the party.
He further alleged that the same thugs recently came to attack him in Ondo State.
“These same people came to Ondo and I told Governor Makinde, so I am glad the whole world is seeing this, Governor Makinde you look quiet but deadly,” the former governor said.
Fayose said the thugs being paraded were over a thousand, stating that their threats made him make up his mind to attend the South-West Congress regardless of the consequences.
According to the former governor, upon his arrival in Osun State for the congress, members of the transport union in Oyo State stormed the venue of the congress with 200 buses bearing the number plates of Oyo to disrupt the event.
Governor Makinde, a first-term governor, is the only PDP governor in the South-West zone while the other five states in the region are controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC).