PDP Crisis Lingers as Fayose Bars Governor Makinde From Coming to Ekiti State.
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has to stop Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, not to come to Ekiti State.
Fayose warned Makinde to stay away from the People’s Democratic Party in Ekiti.
Fayose said the governor has no right to tamper with local politics being played in Ekiti State and other southwest states even though he is the Zonal leader of the party.
The former governor made this known on Wednesday evening when he led a delegation of People’s Democratic Party chairmen in Lagos, Ekiti, and Osun to Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State.
He said although Makinde as the only PDP governor in South West is the regional leader, he should allow local leaders to make decisions at their respective states.
Fayose said he will fight with anyone who tries to tamper with the party structure in Ekiti State.
He said Makinde demanded that the Zonal executives should be sacked and the caretaker committee should be appointed which the party did, however, the governor has not allowed the caretaker committee to function properly because he owns the chairman.
He concluded that he worked for the emergence of Makinde as Oyo Governor and he will continue to respect him.
A faction of the PDP in the southwest had earlier accused Fayose of trying to hijack the structure of the party in the region.
The faction said Fayose as a former governor and a stakeholder does not have any right to control the party in South West.
The PDP constitution provided that the highest elected political office holders should be the leader of the party in the South West.
Governor Makinde who is the only Governor in the region is the Zonal leader and PDP legislators have passed a vote of confidence on him.
The faction also accused Fayose of trying to weaken the structure of the party in South West for former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 election.
They said Fayose is a longtime ally of Tinubu and a vocal voice for his rumored 2023 Presidential ambition.
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