- The Ekiti state chapter of the PDP accuses a former governor, Ayodele Fayose, of selling the party’s secretariat to one of his cronies
- Gboyega Oguntuase, the chairman of the state chapter, dismisses claims by Fayose that he sold the secretariat with active involvement of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party
- Oguntuase insists that the Ekiti PDP will take extensive legal action to recover the sold property
The Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused a former governor, Ayodele Fayose, of selling the party’s secretariat to himself by proxy.
Gboyega Oguntuase, the chairman of the state chapter alleged that Fayose sold the party’s secretariat to one of his cronies without the knowledge of the State Working Committee (SWC), The Nation reports.
The party dismissed claims by the former governor that he sold the secretariat with active involvement of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party.
The spokesperson for the party described the claims as cheap blackmail that lack content of validity. He said the SWC never partook in selling the secretariat, noting the ex-governor forged their signatures.
“What he said that we sold the property in collaboration with him, is cruel, untrue and slanderous. I believe that by that statement, he has committed libel on a high scale," Oguntuase said.
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“To the best of my knowledge as chairman of the party, and to the knowledge of many SWC members, we have not sold the secretariat. I want to tell you that any document they say they have, it is absolute falsehood."
The Ekiti PDP said it will take extensive legal action to recover the sold property, noting that some loyal party leaders are have promised to back the party in its determination to recover the property.
Meanwhile, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday, December 10, apologised to all those within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) he may have offended while in office.
Fayose urged the aggrieved members of the opposition party to soften their anger and unite ahead of future elections in the state and the nation.
The former governor said this move should be in the overall interest of the party adding that he was sure he may have offended some people while he was governor.
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