The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West has accused the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, of causing crisis in the zone.
The Chairman of the party in the region, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, made the accusation in a statement in Abuja, where he described Governor as a big shame to the PDP.
According to Ogundipe, Fayose had no right call for a meeting of members of the party in the zone.
He said, “Ordinarily, any action by a character like Fayose does not deserve a response from a responsible quarter.
“But, for record purposes, it is important to point out that Fayose is the big shame bedevilling the PDP family, especially in the South-West.
“Fayose’s action of summoning a meeting he lacks the right to call at a time when well-meaning leaders and elders are calling for restraint and reconciliation is most despicable.
“Otherwise, how do we describe his action and utterances under the guise of a non-existent and illegal South-West PDP leaders’ forum?
“In what capacity did he call the meeting of South-West PDP leaders? Can a governor call a zonal PDP leaders meeting?
“Has he been able to call a full meeting of the PDP Governors’ Forum which he purports to lead? We thank God that most of the respectable leaders of our party in the South-West shunned the illegal gathering.”
Ogundipe maintained that Fayose was all out to destroy the party.
“He must be reminded that he was the least qualified to be Ekiti governor when he was foisted on the party and the people of the state. Most of those who fell for his trick of being a better and more mature person are now full of regrets,” he added.
He said Fayose, Eddy Olafeso and others at the meeting were disobeying the subsisting judgment and orders of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division and the Federal High Court, Lagos.
“Till date, the two judgments are valid and subsisting. No contrary order or judgment has been got.
“It is trite that an appeal does not operate as a stay of execution and a judgment creditor cannot be stopped from enjoying the benefit of his victory at the court”, he added.