The Executive Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has denied the allegation levelled against him that he sponsored the attack on Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti at a rally by the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo state.

The only opposition governor in southwest, Makinde also warned Fayose to stop distracting him.

This is coming barely 12 hours after WITHIN NIGERIA reported that Ayodele Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti State has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George of masterminding the assault on him at the party’s campaign rally in Ondo State on Wednesday.

According to a footage which went viral on Wednesday, suspected hoodlums charged towards Fayose as he walked towards the podium and removed his cap at the PDP campaign ground in Ondo.

Reacting to the allegation through his media aide, Makinde said Fayose appears to be “perpetually desirous of hugging the limelight even when the occasion doesn’t desire such grandstanding”.

“I believe that ex-governor Fayose and his handlers need to look far away from Oyo state in search of their enemies,” he said.

“Governor Makinde has no link whatsoever with the incident Fayose’s aide was talking about.

“We expect all right-thinking members of the PDP to join the Governor of Oyo State in the prosecution of the noble and democratic assignment he is executing on behalf of the PDP in Ondo state at this time, instead of seeking to distract him one way or the other.

“The governor will, however, not be distracted either on the task at hand or on the well-intentioned desire to join other leaders to rebuild the PDP in the south-west geopolitical zone.”