- Senator Biodun Olujimi has petitioned the PDP national chairman to dissolve the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Council in Ekiti state
- According to the lawmaker, the former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, has hijacked the council
- Senator Olujimi said Fayose has plans of to converting the party’s resources and fortunes to his personal enterprise
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has been petitioned by Senator Biodun Olujimi to disband and reconstitute the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Council in Ekiti state.
Olujimi, who is the Senate minority leader, alleged that the council had been hijacked by the former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, whom she accused of appointing his cronies in all strategic positions, This Day reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Senator Olujimi warned that failure to disband and reconstitute the council could dim the party’s chances in the state.
Olujimi made reference to a publication in the newspapers wherein changes were made to members of the council in the state without notifying the stakeholders.
The petition read: “The original composition had Prof. Olusola Kolapo as the chairman, Otunba Yinka Akerele as Director General, and Chief Sanya Atofarati as spokesperson/director of media among others while the position of secretary did not exist in the original composition by the national directorate.
“But the publication, which I am rejecting, has Prof. Olusola as chairman, Chief Dipo Anisulowo as DG, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase as Secretary, Jackson Adebayo as spokesperson, and Lere Olayinka as Director, Media and Publicity.
“It has become imperative to swiftly alert the National Campaign Council of our great party, PDP, and the general public to kindly disregard the misleading publication as to the actual composition of the Campaign Council. The purported publication is not only untrue but also contravenes the prescribed provisions of our party’s guidelines and directive.
“It should be understood that this is another orchestrated plan of former Governor Ayo Fayose to convert the party’s resources and fortunes to his personal enterprise as usual. He did it during the last governorship election and our party paid dearly for it in spite of my advice, warnings and outcry. Once beaten is twice shy.
“The publication reportedly cited the cronies and stooges of Mr Ayo Fayose as Chairman, Secretary, Director General, Spokesperson, Director of Media & Publicity among others.
“This is most unacceptable as Ekiti people and Nigerians cannot afford to lose this golden opportunity to change the APC-led maladministration both at the national and state levels for one person’s self-centredness.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu, assured that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming elections if there is no rigging.
Speaking at an interactive session with journalists in Kaduna, the former governor said: "Believe me, not only in my state, I believe that if the elections are free and fair, if there is no rigging, if the security agencies are not used against our party, we will make it. We will win. Atiku will defeat Buhari squarely."
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