There were indications that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might move against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. During the latest National Executive Committee of the party, members of NEC discussed his matter at its 76th meeting which was held in Abuja on Tuesday.
Fayose, who came late to the meeting but was allowed to speak as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum during which he castigated the ruling All Progressives Congress party. He also lambasted the Federal Government, saying the way it is fighting war against corruption was like Satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner. Besides that, he also said that armed robbers are now calling some people thieves in Nigeria.
However, at the meeting, Senator Abiodun Olujimi a former Deputy to Fayose during his first tenure as governor of Ekiti state accused him of turning Ekiti State upside down with his actions.
Speaking under “Any Other Business” on the party’s NEC agenda, Olujimi said the party is on the verge of losing the governorship election in her state if Fayose is not cautioned.
She accused the governor off unleashing his terror gang on members of the PDP in the state. Also, PDP’s spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye said the chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has promised to look into the issues raised.
Adeyeye spoke with journalists after the PDP NEC meeting. According to him, ” Senator Abiodun Olujimi raised the issues happening in Ekiti State under the AOB of the NEC agenda. She mentioned the unconstitutional manner the governor is running the party in the state. “She also raised the assault on members of the party by the governor. She mentioned the violence and act of impunity by the governor.
“But the chairman has promised to take some actions on the matter so that we don’t lose the governorship election in the state next year.”
Mr. Adeyey did not disclose the exact action (s) the PDP is planning to take but sources within the party hierarchy told SaharaReporters that they will sacrifice Fayose if need be to enable the party do well in the upcoming guber election in the state. Mr. Fayose recently declared his intention to run as the Presidential candidate of his party, but that declaration and the euphoria that followed was shortlived as the Economic and Financial Crimes commission swiftly arrested two of his commissioners and the PDP leadership also distanced the party from his ambition.