Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says those expecting him to insult Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu will be disappointed.
Atiku and Tinubu are the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively.
While Fayose is a member of the PDP, the former governor is also a strong Tinubu ally.
In an interview with ChannelsTV, Fayose noted that both candidates have been seen publicly having cordial interactions devoid of violence with each other.
“Let me tell you: if people are expecting me to abuse Tinubu to show that I am not supporting him, I would not do that,” Fayose declared.
“Listen to me, Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu are over 70 years old leaders, why were they sitting together to rub minds and did not carry cutlasses against it each other? Count me out of that (insulting Tinubu).”
“I am not going to be insulting Atiku. I am not going to be insulting Tinubu,” he added.
Fayose expressed concerns that Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, could split PDP votes in its former stronghold states in the southern region of the country.
The former governor expressed optimism that the crisis rocking the PDP would be resolved before the 2023 general election.