Nigeria, April 12 -- Ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has acknowledged that the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-west.

This is coming after months of leadership tussle between the duo. In fact, their fight affected the plans for the regional congress of the party.

The congress was initially scheduled for Ibadan on Saturday but is currently being held in Osogbo.

Mr Makinde, as the only governor of PDP in the South-west, is seen by some members as the natural leader of the party in the zone. But Mr Fayose said a "baby governor" cannot be his leader.

PREMIUM TIMES in an earlier analysis reports that Mr Makinde is serving his first term while Mr Fayose is the ...