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Officials of the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have blamed the party’s failure in the last governorship election in the state on the immediate past governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The party chieftains said Fayose’s alleged dictatorial tendencies and high handedness in running the affairs of the party without consultation caused the party’s defeat in the last election.
The allegation was contained in a report jointly signed by PDP Ekiti State Repositioning Committee Chairman and Secretary Hon. Kehinde Odebunmi and Hon. Oladipo Ebenezer respectively and presented to concerned Party’s Stakeholders on Thursday at Ifaki-Ekiti area of the state, The Nation reports.
The stakeholders said the State Working Committee of the party was a titular body which was never in control of the party’s affairs but was being teleguided by the former governor.
According to the report: “We submit that imposition of candidate in our party, PDP is inimical to the progress our party. That this has bred indiscipline among members and has caused low morale among the discipline members.
“That the former governor, Ayo Fayose campaigned against the PDP and its candidate in the last election and he has not been checked or sanctioned by the party’s NWC.
“That the stakeholders resolved that the status of the party secretariat which is under construction should be disclosed by the SWC of our party to all party members in Ekiti State.
“That the PDP were all aware is the party to beat in Ekiti State but has to be restructured and allow discipline to remain supreme.”