- Ekiti chapter of PDP stakeholders have blamed former governor Ayodele Fayose for the party's poor performance during 2019 general elections
- According to the stakeholders, Fayose campaigned against the PDP and its candidate in the last election
- The stakeholders called on the party’s NWC to check and sanction the former governor
Ekiti chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders have attributed the poor performance of the party during 2019 general elections to alleged dictatorial tendency and high handedness of former governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The Nation reports that the stakeholders comprised of former house of representatives, serving House of Assembly members and party members across the 16 local government of 177 wards in the state.
They called on the aggrieved members of the party to return, saying they would be given sense of belonging unlike before when elective positions were decided by a single person.
In a statement signed by Jimi Oke, stakeholders berated imposition of candidates on the party by Fayose, saying that has bred indiscipline and consequently caused low morale among the disciplined members.
They called on the state executive committee to disclose the status of the new party’s secretariat which is under construction, stressing that information revealed that both the old and new buildings had been allegedly sold.
"We submit that imposition of candidate in our party, PDP is inimical to the progress our party. That this has bred indiscipline among members and has caused low morale among the disciplined members.
“That the former governor, Ayo Fayose campaigned against the PDP and its candidate in the last election and he has not been checked or sanctioned by the party’s NWC.
“That the stakeholders resolved that the status of the party secretariat which is under construction should be disclosed by the SWC of our party to all party members in Ekiti state.
“That the PDP we are all aware is the party to beat in Ekiti state but has to be restructured and allow discipline to remain supreme," he said.
They, however, called on the party’s national working committee to check and sanction Fayose, who according to them, campaigned against the party’s candidate, Senator Biodun Olujimi, in the last National Assembly election.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that EFCC on Monday, April 15, presented its 11th witness in a case of alleged money laundering it preferred against Fayose.
The witness, Sunday Alade, was the Akure Branch Manager of the Zenith Bank Plc. in 2014 when N1.2 billion was allegedly moved to the branch.
The EFCC arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge of money laundering on October 22, 2018, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd.
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