The South-West leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, the Chairman
of the PDP in the zone, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, has accused Gov Ayo
Fayose of being the person causing crisis in the zone. Ogundipe stated
this in a statement in Abuja. Ogundipe was reacting to the meeting of
some members of the party in the zone, which the Governor called for,
but said some who attended were not PDP officials but cronies of the
Governor and the Governor also had no right to call a meeting because he
wasn’t in the position to do so.
He said, “Ordinarily, any
action by a character like Fayose does not deserve a response from a
responsible quarter. But, for record purposes, it is important to point
out that Fayose is the big shame bedevilling the PDP family, especially
in the South-West.
“Fayose’s action of summoning a meeting he
lacks the right to call at a time when well-meaning leaders and elders
are calling for restraint and reconciliation is most despicable.
“Otherwise, how do we describe his action and
utterances under the guise of a non-existent and illegal South-West PDP
leaders’ forum? In what capacity did he call the meeting of South-West
PDP leaders? Can a governor call a zonal PDP leaders meeting?
he been able to call a full meeting of the PDP Governors’ Forum which
he purports to lead? We thank God that most of the respectable leaders
of our party in the South-West shunned the illegal gathering.”
said that it was most ridiculous that Fayose had become a slave to his
inordinate ambition, adding that the governor was bent on destroying an
otherwise solid and responsible institution like the PDP.
must be reminded that he was the least qualified to be Ekiti governor
when he was foisted on the party and the people of the state. Most of
those who fell for his trick of being a better and more mature person
are now full of regrets,” he added.
He said that Fayose, Eddy
Olafeso and others at the meeting were clearly in contempt of the
subsisting judgment and orders of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt
Division and the Federal High Court, Lagos.