Former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has many battles ahead of him but he is ever strong and ready top to conquer them as they come.
‘The Rock’ as he likes to addressed has tactically won one of his battles as the Ekiti State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has reaffirmed Fayose as the leader of the party in the state.
The SEC dissociated itself from the purported stakeholders’ meeting which had earlier declared the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, as the party leader.
The SEC is the highest organ of the party in the state which comprised the State Working Committee, party chairmen and secretaries at local governments and wards and elected public office holders among others.
In a communique issued at the end of its meeting in Ado Ekiti, the SEC alleged that Olujimi and a former PDP’s state secretary, Dr. Tope Aluko, were agents of the All Progressives Congress causing destabilisation in the PDP.
Aluko had led some aggrieved PDP members to invade the party’s secretariat on Ajilosun Road, Ado Ekiti on Thursday, accusing the state executive members of making suspicious withdrawals from the party’s account.
In the communique made available to journalists on Monday, the SEC, while condemning the invasion, restated the expulsion of Aluko from the party.
The communique added, “That any facilitation of crisis in the party this time of approaching election is regarded as an anti-party activity.
“That the promoters of the crisis are agents of APC government employed to destabilise the party in the run-up to the presidential election.
“PDP in Ekiti State under the leadership of Gboyega Oguntuase is committed to the success of all its candidates in the coming elections especially our presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku.
“That we affirm and believe in the leadership of Dr Ayodele Fayose.”
Having regained his political powers, Fayose will be hoping he can achieve more victories this time in the courtroom as he battles to clear his name of the fraud allegations levelled against him by the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commision, EFCC.
The Federal High Court in Lagos granted a N50m bail to Fayose, who is facing N2.2bn fraud charges.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun granted the ex-Governor bail with two sureties in like sum.
Fayose was directed to deposit his passport in the court’s custody pending the outcome of the case.
On November 19, Fayose’s trial will commence and it would be conducted on a day-to-day basis
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