Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Ekiti have called on the state working committee to mete out punishment on former governor Ayodele Fayose over alleged anti-party activities in the 2019 elections.
Fayose’s offences: The stakeholders accused the former governor of working against the interests of the party by imposing candidates and campaigning against one of the party’s senatorial candidates, Biodun Olujimi, during the last National Assembly election. Other factors, according to them include impoverishment of party members and few political appointments.
“We submit that imposition of candidate in our party, PDP, is inimical to the progress our party,” the stakeholders said in a communiqué after their meeting.
PDP’s response: The State Working Committee of the PDP has refused to implement the decision of the concerned party members, insisting that the conclusions and recommendations of the members were inept, since the committee was not involved in the meeting.
Bottom line: Fayose still controls the structure of the Ekiti PDP, and this move is suspected to be power play by other power centres in the state chapter of the party. With the massive defeat the former ruling party suffered in Ekiti in the last elections, this infighting plays nicely into the hands of the ruling APC.