ADO-EKITI – The festering crisis rocking the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might not abate until the intention of former governor Ayo Fayose with the party was known.
This was the position of the faction loyal to Senator Abiodun Olujimi, who accused the former governor of having underhand dealings with the national leader of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Political actors in the crisis, including Diran Odeyemi, Secretary of the Caretaker Committee set up by the National Working Committee (NWC) to run the affairs of the troubled Ekiti chapter, spoke on a radio program on New Cruse 92.7 FM, Ikere, monitored by Daily Independent in Ado-Ekiti.
In his submission, the immediate past PDP Publicity Secretary in Ekiti, Mr. Jackson Adebayo, accused Fayose of romancing the APC and working for the interest of Tinubu.
Adebayo, who is a chieftain of the PDP Repositioning Group, which is loyal to Olujimi, maintained that the congress, which produced Mr. Kehinde Odebunmi as chairman as the authentic ones.
But Odeyemi insisted that NWC recognized Mr. Bisi Kolawole, who emerged from the congress supported by Fayose as the valid state party chairman, urging the two factions to come together, allow peace to reign and concentrate on providing a vibrant opposition.
Describing Kolawole as an “illegal chairman”, Adebayo said the Ekiti PDP would not be run like a private property, saying the Odebunmi-led executive had resolved not to use the building allegedly belonging to Fayose as party secretariat, alleging that the ex-governor had sold the new secretariat.