As party of reconciliatory effort, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State today met with members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from Oyo and Osun States, in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
According to the governor, the party needs reconciliation and not dissidents. “We are pursuing reconciliation among members, dissidents are not welcome,” he said
The governor, who is the chairman of the reconciliation committee in the zone, said that the meeting was the outcome of the recently conducted non-elective national convention.
“The leaders have mandated us to bring on those who are ready to support our great party in the drive to chart a new way forward.
“In doing this, we won’t give room for dissidents to frustrate us and our efforts.
“ Some people are claiming to be members of our party and at the same time going to court to frustrate the party
“They tried unsuccessfully to stop the last convention using the court but they failed woefully.
“ There is no room for anybody who is one leg in and one leg out. It is either you are here or there
“I am sure no judge would allow himself to be used as a spoiler by some filthy politicians
“Sanctions will be imposed on errant members and those who are loyal party members and are working for the progress of the party have nothing to fear,’’ he said.
Fayose said that the success of the party’s non-elective convention was an indication that there was hope for a new Nigeria.
The opposition, the governor said, must be organised for the sake of democracy in the country.
“For us to be organised, we need to shift ground where necessary. Whoever loses out today, may win tomorrow
“In my situation, after leaving office, God still brought me here as the governor of my state.
“If President Goodluck Jonathan had won the second term, I may not be relevant like I am today.
“My appeal to you is that don’t allow anybody to use you for evil in our party,” he said.
NAN reports that those who spoke from the Oyo State delegation included Sen. Ayoade Adeseun and Mrs Bosede Adedibu.
The delegates from Oyo State pledged to go back home and reconcile, saying leaders in the state were already working on this.
The Zonal Publicity Secretary, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, said he had no doubt that the committee would do a good job.
He appealed to leaders of the party in Osun to work together like they did during the last senatorial election.