Fayose, Olujimi, Ekiti PDP leaders resolve to sheathe swords


Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State which had been polarized along the lines of loyalty to former governor Ayodele Fayose and Senator Biodun Olujimi on Tuesday resolved on unity in the party which they said should no longer be compromised.

A statement by the media aide to Fayose, Lere Olayinka, stated that the resolution was among others made at a meeting in Lagos which had in attendance Fayose, Olujimi and other leaders in a renewed bid to restore peace and unity to the party.

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Olayinka listed other PDP leaders from the two groups in attendance to include Senator Duro Faseyi, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, Otunba Yinka Akerele, Tunji Odeyemi, Barrister Gboyega Oguntuase, Alhaji Lateef Ajijola, Hon Deji Ogunsakin and Mrs Funmi Ogun.

According to him, resolution at the meeting which he described as a furtherance to the truce party held in Abuja two weeks ago, included “that the unity of the party in Ekiti State is sacrosanct, uncompromisable and long-needed”.

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He said that the two groups also resolved that “the journey to lasting and genuine reconciliation of the two groups have begun and continual, and in the light of the above, all party followers of the two groups are hereby requested to sheath their sword forthwith and desist from any attack on all the leaders in the party.”

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Other resolutions, he said, were that the stakeholders “unanimously agreed that only with true dialogue that we can achieve victory in our coming elective elections in Ekiti State” and “that we shall continually seek all avenues for peace and resolutions of all crises in the party within the ambit of the law.”

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