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PDP SOUTH WEST SEEKS FAYOSE’S INVESTIGATION

The Olusola Saraki led Reconciliation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party,(PDP) has been urged to investigate allegations of anti- party activities against former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose.

This was contained in one of the memoranda submitted to the Committee from the South-west.

“This senseless crisis on a daily basis, is eroding the confidence of the members of our party and emboldening the opposition.

The allegations that former Governor Fayose is working hard to distabilise the party in the zone for the benefit of Bola Tinubu must be thoroughly investigated and established and appropriate responses must be made by the National secretariat of our party, as no one is bigger than the party.

“Without apportioning blame to either of the parties, it is clear that on one part a selfish interest is seen to have overshadowed party and collective interest, and on the other part the National headquarters seems helpless or a deliberate attempt to look elsewhere because of some overriding interest.

“This is where the South west PDP Members will like to implore the Saraki led committee to look into. Our electoral success does not lie in sentiment or fear of the unknown, it only lies in standing firm when and where necessary and ensuring justice for all.”

The author of the memorandum, Mr Oladimeji Fabiyi, pointed out that “It is indeed, a sad commentary to see a vibrant zone like the South-west embroiled in an unnecessary crisis as being witnessed today .

“It is believed that crisis is part of politics, but the crisis must not enter a dimension that will begin to shake the foundation of our party.

”Crisis threatens success, peace and progress of the party especially when it’s not healthy like what we are witnessing in southwest and other zones of our party.”

He also identified the frozen relationship between Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Fayose as one of the problems of the zone.

“The unwarranted crisis of leadership that have engulfed the party in the zone since a year and above now between Gov. Seyi Makinde and Former Governor Fayose is not only disheartening but totally unwarranted, misplaced and disgusting.”

As ways forward, he recommended that the upcoming Zonal Congress in South west and other zones must be seen to be credible, free, fair and generally accepted. “The two factions must be told in clear terms that failure to embrace peace and unity will have dire consequences.

“Unity and peace are not negotiable in the south west PDP, as these are the only sure way to achieve victory in present and future elections.

“All grey areas and agitations of the two groups must be addressed frontally and the National headquarters must not be bias but be ready to enthrone justice and stand strong on peaceful and unity of our party.

“All allegations against former Governor Fayose of secret anti party must be thoroughly investigated and established and cause of action must be taken.

“The National Secretariat must rise up to the occasion and rise above any sentimental shenanigans, narrow interests that will always limit the chances of our party and be ready to wield the big stick when necessary.”

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