Group Warns PDP over Fayose’s Antics

The Ekiti Political Intervention Coalition, a pressure group, has urged leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party to draw the attention of the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, as his antics could jeopardize the  Party in the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections and the 2023 general polls.

This was contained in a statement, Wednesday signed by the group’s Public Relations Officer, Banji Dada, who stressed that the party should make some adjustments within before it would claim to be able to rebuild Nigeria.

EPIC noted the main opposition party needs to call the attention of Fayose for being “a meddlesome interloper and political wheeler-dealer,” and “immediately cancel the botched PDP Adhoc delegates congress” purportedly held in Ekiti last Saturday.

The statement reads in part, “For the PDP to rescue and rebuild Nigeria, the process must begin from within, and the National Chairman must be bold in leading the NWC and the party to make decisions that will salvage the party in Ekiti State.

“Is it not a big shame that the PDP is being tossed around by Fayose, denying his aspirant a voice and using every trick in the book to corner a ticket that he wants to sell later to another interest to undo the PDP?

“We want Mr Chairman, His Excellency, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to know that a party that wants to rescue and rebuild Nigeria will not be indulging a man who attempted to truncate the last National Convention of the PDP through his cronies but failed.”

The group added that Fayose needs to be read the riot act, as his antics are capable of jeopardizing the chances of the PDP in coming elections.

The group further urged the PDP to adopt the automatic delegate process in the coming governorship primary to calm concerns raised.

EPIC stressed that if the automatic delegate method is used as in the case of Anambra, it would help the party rescue the political process in Ekiti state.

 “PDP Governors should not gather in vain while a man they have repeatedly indulged and tolerated is throwing an invasive spanner in the wheel of progress of the party ahead of future elections.

“The best option left for the PDP now is to use the automatic delegates list only for the party primary election on January 26, 2022, as the inclusion of delegates from the botched ad-hoc congress and the litigation encumbered party executives will be deleterious to the spirit of fairness and integrity which the process should exemplify.

“We urge the party to set up a discreet investigation to unravel what the people in Ekiti can see, but it has yet to know about the activities of Fayose because it will spell doom for 2023,” the group stated.

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