Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, quoted his principal to have said while speaking at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Fayose said he would not allow anyone rubbish leaders of the south-west and people like Tinubu should be accorded respect.
“Some people have been making overtures to me to join the APC, but I cannot join them. With the way they have repaid somebody like Asiwaju Tinubu? He worked and helped the party to secure victory but has been dumped. That is not a party I would be interested in joining,” Fayose said.
“One thing I would not allow is for anybody to rubbish our leaders in the south-west. Our leaders, including Asiwaju Tinubu must be accorded their due respect, as any attempt to rubbish them will be taken as a slap on the entire Yoruba race.”
He said his administration would complete the rehabilitation of the federal Ado-Itawure Road before the burial of Adeyinka Adebayo, a late military governor of the old Western Region.
Fayose also said he would need the support of landlords and property owners to properly plan the city.