- CSP has urged the leadership of PDP to wade into the crisis rocking its southwest chapter
- The group made this disclosure on Thursday, February 25
- According to the group, Fayose is on the verge of destroying the party in the zone
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been asked to call the former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, to order to avoid destroying the party in the southwest.
The plea was made by a group, Concerned Southwest Professionals (CSP), on Thursday, February 25, saying that Fayose's antics were capable of ruining the party in the zone.
In a statement issued by the group's Ismail Adeyemi and seen by Legit.ng, said the former governor is on assignment in the southwest to create division within PDP in order to actualise the presidential ambition of his new godfather in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
The group said that any attempt by the national leadership of the PDP to merely look on while Fayose decimates PDP in the southwest would not augur well for the party.
The statement read:
"An ex-governor who could not deliver his state to PDP during the last governorship election in Ekiti is going about hobnobbing with the opposition, casting aspersions on the only PDP governor in the southwest, Seyi Makinde, and organising parallel congresses.
"Nigerians cannot have forgotten how Fayose consistently opposed former Governor Olusegun Mimiko while the latter served as chairman of the PDP governors forum towards the end of his (Mimiko's) tenure and succeeded in driving him out of the party with his recklessness and bigotry.
"Fayose treated Mimiko, who had been in politics long before him and was his senior in age, with utter scorn, assassinating his character and pouring invectives on him. Yet when Fayose succeeded Mimiko as chairman of the southern PDP governors forum, nobody struggled with him for that particular position.
The group said that it is not surprised by Fayose's antics, saying that his history of dictatorship, crudity and self-aggrandizement is well known.
It further stated:
"Fayose is on record as pouring invectives on elders of the party, some of whom are old enough to be his father, and it is astounding that members of the NEC and NWC of PDP have kept quiet while he continues to stoke divisions and rancour in the party."
CSP added that governance is not a matter of age, as many governors have parents and even grandparents but everybody respects their authority.
The group said:
"By undermining the governor of Oyo state, Fayose is insulting the party executives as a collective. He should be called to order before his divide and rule tactics cause chaos in PDP."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Fayose described the Makinde as a failed governor who does not deserve re-election.
It was reported that he said the governor had decided to betray party elders, who assisted him during the electioneering by turning his back against them.
Fayose said that Makinde had the effrontery to query the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) on critical party matters, thereby making a mess of party leadership.
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Source: Legit.ng News