The lawmaker representing Ekiti South in the national assembly, Sen. Biodun Olujimi, has accused former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose of moving against Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, over the latter’s insistence on truth in the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State.
Olujimi, who described Makinde as the party’s leader in the South West geo-political zone, urged the governor to discountenance moves against him, but continue with his quest “to reposition, galvanise and salvage the party from the brinks of collapse.”
Fayose had on Wednesday warned Makinde not to meddle into the political affairs in Ekiti State
But Olujimi who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday evening, at a meeting of her faction of the PDP, described Fayose, including his collaborators as “political jobbers” asking Makinde to ignore their threats.
“Makinde is the symbol of the party in the South West. So, anything that must come from the zone must come through him. Fayose and his conspirators’ visit to Uche Secondus was nothing but recreational. I can take anybody to the national secretariat of the party and we take pictures.
“What is important is what was said. While they were there nothing could have been said. We stand by Makinde because nobody can rubbish him and wish him away. This is the best time South West zone needs the governor most when ‘hijackers’ are trying to undermine the party’s structure through egregious conspiracy,” Olujimi said.
The factional chairman of the party in the state, Kehinde Odebunmi, who spoke on behalf of the stakeholders, said, the party had resolved to “give Makinde all the needed support towards bringing South-West PDP out of political oblivion”, hence their nod for him “to continue with his resolve to build a strong and united PDP in the zone.”