Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has denied reports that he plans to attend a reconciliation meeting with Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Friday.
Fayose and Makinde have polarised the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) as a result of their differences as both party leaders have been supporting different factions of the party in the South West.
Both of them have also nominated different persons for party positions in the forthcoming zonal congress of the party in the South West.
Their supporters have also been accusing and abusing the leaders, calling them unprintable names.
In a bid to reconcile the two PDP leaders, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has reportedly convened a peace meeting.
His earlier meetings in South West states had been shunned by the Fayose group, who alleged that any meeting called by Oyinlola “is self-serving and for personal gains.”
But reacting to reports that he would be attending a reconciliation meeting with Makinde, Fayose tweeted: “My attention has been drawn to a publication that I will attend a reconciliation meeting by former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, today (Friday).
“Let me state clearly that I have no business with Prince Oyinlola’s so-called reconciliation.”
The crisis between Fayose and Makinde started over the latter’s role in the Ekiti PDP crisis as well as the leadership of the party in the South West.
The crisis, which has lingered for months, had recently seen the aides of the two leaders engaged in a war of words on social media.
Fayose had insisted that Makinde was not the PDP leader in the South West, noting that leadership should be earned and not for anyone as a title.