National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has accused former
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose of moving against Oyo State
Governor, Seyi Makinde, over the governor’s stance on truth in the
crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.
Olujimi, who described Makinde as the party’s leader in the South-West
geo-political zone, urged the governor to discountenance moves against
him, but continue with his quest “to reposition, galvanise and salvage
the party from the brinks of collapse”.
Fayose had on Wednesday warned the governor not to meddle into
political affairs in Ekiti State.
But the senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, who
spoke in Ado Ekiti at a meeting of her faction of the PDP, described
Fayose, including his collaborators as ‘political jobbers’ and asked
Makinde to ignore their threats.
She said, “Makinde is the symbol of the party in the South-West. So,
anything that must come from the zone must come through. Fayose and
his conspirators’ visit to Uche Secondus was nothing but a
recreational. I can take anybody to the National Secretariat of the
party and we take pictures.
“What is important is what was said. While they were there nothing
could have been said. We stand by Makinde because nobody can rubbish
him and wish him away. This is the best time South-West Zone needs the
governor most when ‘hijackers’ are trying to undermine the party’s
structure through egregious conspiracy.”
PDP State Factional Chairman, Kehinde Odebunmi, who spoke on behalf of
the stakeholders, said, the party had resolved to “give Makinde all
the needed support towards bringing South-West PDP out of political
oblivion”, hence their nod for him “to continue with his resolve to
build a strong and united PDP in the zone.”