Ekiti: PDP declared Olujimi as new party leader

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On Saturday, Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State decleared the Senate Minority Leader, Chief Abiodun Olujinmi, as the leader of the party in the state.

While, governor Ayodele Fayose had been the leader of the party in the state.

The members who met under the auspices of the PDP Stakeholders Forum in Ado Ekiti also asked the National Executive Committee to dissolve the State Working Committee, which is loyal to former Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Among those at the meeting were, Olujimi; a former Deputy Governor, Dr. Sikiru Tae-Lawal; a former Speaker and Acting Governor, Tunji Odeyemi; incumbent Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Segun Adewumi; a former LG chairman, Bola Oluojo; a former PDP Secretary, Dr Tope Aluko, and a former governorship aspirant, Yinka Akerele.

Aluko with some other aggrieved members had invaded the place on Thursday to accuse the state executive members of making suspicious withdrawals from the party’s account.

A communiqué read after the meeting by the Protem Secretary of the stakeholders’ forum, who is also a former member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Bunmi Olugbade, said Olujimi, being the highest ranking officer in the Ekiti PDP, was adopted as the party leader.

It also called on the party leadership to constitute an independent committee to look into affairs of the party.

The forum, while commending Aluko for discovering the alleged illegal and suspicious withdrawals by the SWC, urged Olujimi, to liaise with the National Executive Committee of the PDP to freeze the party’s accounts in the state.

The communiqué overruled the SWC on the suspension of Aluko, and insisted that he remained a bonafide member of the party.

“We are poised to reposition and return the PDP back to the people and therefore call on the party leadership to constitute an independent committee to look into the affairs of the party in Ekiti State with a view to repositioning the party for the 2019 elections,” the communiqué added.

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