- A chieftain of the PDP, Opeyemi Falegan, has urged party leaders in the southwest to embrace peace
- The battle of who becomes the leader of the party between Governor Makinde and ex-governor Fayose has pitched members against one another
- Falegan noted that failure of the party to resolve its internal crisis would cause it 2023 elections
As the crisis rocking the southwest chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) becomes intractable, a chieftain of the party in Ekiti, Opeyemi Falegan, has urged Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, ex-governor Ayodele Fayose and other leaders in the zone to sheathe their swords.
The Nation reports that the party has been embroiled in a lingering internal rife following a fierce egoistic battle between Fayose and Makinde over the control of the leadership of the party in the zone ahead of its pending regional congress.
Legit.ng gathered that in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, November 16, Falegan said it was imperative for the leaders and members of the party in the region to unite if PDP is serious about taking power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
He said the only way the party can relaunch itself back to political relevance and the winning spree of the past in the southwest was for the leaders to put aside their egos and embrace peace.
The PDP chieftain also charged the Olagunsoye Oyinlola-led committee to pursue reconciliation with sincerity and vigour, saying that no problem is insurmountable especially when justice and fairness to all parties are not being compromised.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the crisis rocking the PDP in the southwest geo-political zone of Nigeria took a new twist on Thursday, October 8, as Governor Makinde lambasted Fayose.
It was reported that Makinde denied the allegation that he sponsored the attack at a rally by the PDP in Ondo state ahead of the Saturday, October 10, governorship election.
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