The Ekiti state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chapter throw deeply divided due to the failed measures put in place to reconcile the party by Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, former Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and other Southwest leaders to settle the complicated issues.

Prince Diran Odeyemi, the PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, unveiled this, and explained duo factions as “two parallel lines who had failed to bow to settle the complicated issues.”

Ngrealnews gathered that, PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, who is also the Secretary of the Caretaker Committee inaugurated by the National Working Committee (NWC) to run the affairs of the Ekiti chapter crisis said on BOTTOM LINE, a political discourse programme on New Cruse 92.7 FM, in Ikere Ekiti.

Mr. Jackson Adebayo, the Ekiti state former PDP Publicity Secretary, who also said on the programme, alleged Ayo Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti state for embracing the All Progressives Congress (APC) and working for the interests of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, its National Leader.

Adebayo, the former PDP Publicity Secretary, who is a chairman of the PDP Repositioning Group, which is loyal to Senator Biodun Olujimi, the lawmaker representing Ekiti South in the Senate, affirmed that the congress which produced Mr. Kehinde Odebunmi as Presided Officer as the valid one.

However, Odeyemi emphatically that NWC acknowledge Mr Bisi Kolawole, who confirmed from the congress aided by Fayose as the authentic state party chairman pleading the duo factions to come together, allow peace to reign and move on to be a vibrant opposition in the state.

Adebayo Described Kolawole as an “illegal chairman”, said the Ekiti PDP chapter will not be accepted to be run like a private property emphasized that the Odebunmi-led exco had resolved not to use the building reportedly owned by Fayose as party secretariat alleging that the former governor had sold the new secretariat.

The duo factions constituted parallel state congresses on Saturday at two different area in Ado Ekiti inaugurated parallel state executive committees. They had previously constituted parallel ward and local government congresses.

Prince Diran Odeyemi said: “The two sides are parallel lines and they have remained adamant. Former Governor Oyinlola, Governor Seyi Makinde and other PDP leaders in neighbouring states have come to intervene but all to no avail.

“Let party members forgive themselves, it’s about give and take. Fayose is not a saint and Olujimi is not a devil. We will continue to manage ourselves, we will continue to talk to ourselves to resolve this crisis.

“As it is now, the party recognises Bisi Kolawole as Chairman and it behooves on him to go to the aggrieved persons one after the other and beg them to return for a solid party in Ekiti.”

Mr. Jackson Adebayo also said: “The Repositioning Group constitutes 85 per cent in the party and the congress, which produced Hon Odebunmi is the valid one and he is the authentic chairman.

“Fayose is romancing APC, Fayose is romancing Tinubu. We don’t want a leader who will be romancing APC in Lagos and come back to Ekiti and claiming to belong to PDP, we won’t accept that.

“Many who left the party because of Fayose would have returned if not for Fayose’s shenanigans. The party belongs to the people and not a personal property of anybody.

“That is why our chairman (Odebunmi) said we cannot use the property belonging to Fayose because our new secretariat has been sold by the former governor because he wanted to exchange that with this building to cover-up which the party will not allow.”

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