BEVERLY HILLS, January 09, (THEWILL) – There seems to be a supremacy battle over who controls the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State ahead of February presidential election.
This is because a group loyal to the Senate Minority Leader, Abiodun Olujimi, and another loyal to former Governor Ayodele Fayose have set up two campaign councils for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Olujimi in an interview on Tuesday accused former governor Fayose of changing a list of Atiku campaign council consented to by all party stakeholders in the state.
“It was the party executives and leaders that were picked from the 16 local governments. They sat down, looked through the entire PDP and decided on a number of persons, about a hundred of them.
“They were supposed to have been inaugurated on January 3. All of a sudden, we understand that Governor Fayose came and told the excos that he was not pleased with what they did, that he needed to be the one that would do the composition,” she said.
On his part, Fayose, however, denied the allegation saying he would not join issue with any group or faction in the party.
“You don’t make an issue out of this. We have gotten here today and have seen the House of Representatives members, we have seen the House of Assembly members are here, we have seen the elders are here, what else do you want again.
“There will be people who feel aggrieved one way or the other, I cannot go and beg anybody in their house. I have done what I am supposed to do to come and inaugurate this one,” he said.