Ekiti PDP members warn against Fayose leading Atiku’s campaign


Members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Ekiti State have called on the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar not to allow the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose head of his Campaign for the 2023 election.

The party members said that any attempt to allow Fayose lead the campaign committee in the state would be vehemently resisted.

At a meeting held in Ado Ekiti, the PDP members alleged that Fayose was never in support of the Atiku dream, alleging that his coming back to take up the campaign work was not out of genuine mind but for selfish reason.

The meeting had in attendance, a former Deputy Governor, Professor Olusola Kolapo, former lawmaker, Dr Samuel Omotosho, former Chairman Gbonyin Local Government, Sade Akinrinmola, former PDP State Chairman, Gboyega Oguntuase and many more too numerous to mention.

Addressing the gathering, the PDP state factional chairman, Hon. Deji Ogunsakin explained that the party could no longer tolerate the one man show style of Fayose which had continued to ruin the chances of the party.

Ogunsakin urged every member of the party to go back to their wards and units to mobilize for Atiku and Okowa ahead of the 2023 election.

Also in a remark, a former Deputy Governor of the state, Professor Olusola Kolapo said Atiku is the hope of Nigeria hence all hands must be on deck to ensure his victory during the election.

Professor Kolapo however affirmed that all members of the party must be given sense of belonging that would encourage them to give their best.

According to him, it is dangerous to place the leadership of the campaign team for Atiku on Fayose, saying the end result may be disheartening.

He said members of the party does not have confidence any more in his leadership style.

Kolapo said: “We need liberation and free hand to carry out this task ahead, we can’t continue in a system that has continued to fail us and destabilize our party.

Also, the former chairman, Ekiti State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Dr. Samuel Omotosho said Fayose had failed the party several times by virtue of his greed and selfishness hence he can no longer be trusted with an herculean task of securing victory for Atiku.

His words:” Fayose has never supported Atiku from onset, coming back to PDP now and trying to champion the crusade of Atiku is not because he is committed or passionate but because he only want to get his money.

“All candidates are asked to come back to our fold if they want to win election, because their loyalty to a one man show will not earn them victory, he concluded.