The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has renewed her war of words with the former of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, over who controls the affairs of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Olujimi had declared herself as the leader of the party in Ekiti and South-West, claiming to be the highest political office holder of the party within the state.
The Senator had, among other things, claimed to be the South-West Coordinator of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Group in the region.
Olujimi has, however, petitioned the National Working Committee (NWC) over an alleged alteration of the earlier arrangement on Atiku’s campaign committee.
“It has become imperative to swiftly alert the National Campaign Council of our great party, PDP, and the general public to kindly disregard the misleading publication as to the actual composition of the Campaign Council.
“The purported publication is not only untrue but also contravenes the prescribed provisions of our Party’s guidelines and directive,’ the petition reads in part.
“It should be understood that this is another orchestrated plan of former Governor Ayo Fayose to convert the party’s resources and fortunes to his personal enterprise as usual.
“He did it during the last Governorship election and our Party paid dearly for it in spite of my advice, warnings and outcry. Once beaten is twice shy.
“The publication reportedly cited the cronies and stooges of Mr Ayo Fayose as Chairman, Secretary, Director General, Spokesperson, Director of Media & Publicity among others.
“This is most unacceptable as Ekiti people and Nigerians cannot afford to lose this golden opportunity to change the APC-led maladministration both at the National and State levels for one person’s self-centeredness”.
Olujimi said in the spirit of equity, justice, fairness and general acceptability in Ekiti PDP, that majority demanded that “Mr Fayose should be mandated to comply immediately with the earlier resolution of the party by adhering to the earlier membership and composition of the Atiku/Obi Presidential Council as previously agreed by the State Working Committee led by the party Chairman, Barrister Oguntuase; Senator Biodun Olujimi; Senator Duro Faseyi; Professor Olubunmi Olusola and federal lawmakers there present.
“That if he (Mr Ayo Fayose) fails to comply with the above, We shall be left with no other option than to take appropriate actions that will reflect the wish of the people as agreed in the meeting of the Campaign Council at the PDP State Secretariat and chaired by Professor Olusola Kolapo, the Campaign Council Chairman on 28 December, 2018.”