Thursday, September 10, 2020

I’ll confront Makinde over Ekiti PDP leadership, others –Fayose


                                        Fayose and Makinde

The former governor of Ekiti State , Ayodele Fayose , has warned the Oyo State Governor , Seyi Makinde , against tampering with the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party in South -West states .

Fayose insisted that the Oyo governor had no right to interfere in the local politics being played in each South west state despite being a zonal leader of the party.

The former governor said this on Wednesday when he led the national delegates of the PDP , including the chairmen of the party in Osun , Ekiti , Lagos , to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Fayose stressed that Makinde , who was a zonal leader of the party due to his position as the only governor in South -West, should allow every state to be governed by its local leaders .

Fayose said , “ There has been a reasonable cold war about who and who become the executive of the zone . Governor Makinde has demanded that the zonal executive be sacked and a caretaker be foisted on the zone , which the party did.

“ The fact that there is a sitting governor does not say I should go to another man ’ s state. Nobody should come to my state; if you come to my state, I will face you squarely . I will continue to respect him because he is my brother; I love him so much and I was part of his emergence . ”

Earlier, the party in Ogun State had taken over the party secretariat barely a month after the leader of a faction of the party, late Buruji Kashamu , died .

The other faction led by Sikirullahi Ogundele took over the secretariat from Kashamu faction in a peaceful manner and held a zonal meeting afterwards .

Meanwhile, rising from the meeting , a communiqué was issued and signed by the four state chairmen of PDP in South -West, which include Deji Doherty ( Lagos ); Sikirullahi Ogundele ( Ogun); Sunday Olatunde Akanfe ( Osun); and Bisi Kolawole ( Ekiti ) .

The leaders of the party in the South -West region led by Fayose resolved that no state should be ruled or governed by another .

In a related development, a National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Wednesday accused Fayose , of surreptitiously moving against Makinde .

The senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District , who spoke in Ado Ekiti at a meeting of her faction of the PDP, said , “ Makinde is the symbol of the party in the South - West.

“ So , anything that must come from the zone must come through him . Fayose and his conspirators’ visit to Uche Secondus was nothing but recreational . I can take anybody to the national secretariat of the party and we take pictures . ”

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