He challenged Sheriff to go for a popularity test with his rival, Senator Ahmed Markafi.
The governor said apart from Markafi having more members, the calibre of people posing as Sheriff’s supporters were political nonentities.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Fayose, who is also the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, stressed that the who-is-who in the PDP were solidly behind Markafi.
“Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is a general without soldiers not to talk of having a battalion. If he is sure of his stand and strength, let him go for a popularity contest with Senator Ahmed Markafi. Apart from the fact that most of the PDP members are with Markafi, let Nigerians check out the calibre of people supporting them.
“Without any gain saying, Markafi is high above Sheriff. Markafi has the state governors supporting him. The National Assembly caucus are backing Markafi. Former ministers, former governors, former members of the National Assembly are also in support of Markafi.
“In quantity and quality of support, Markafi is shoulder high above Sheriff who is only deluding himself with the rent-a-crowd politicians that he goes to town with. All the organs of the party, including the Board of Trustees, are firmly behind Markafi,” he said.
Reacting to a question on last week’s Court of Appeal judgment that favoured Sheriff in the leadership tussle, Fayose opined that truth would prevail at the end of the day.