Ekiti PDP Rejects Olujimi, Restores Fayose as Leader

Embattled former governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has got a reprieve as the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the PDP has restored him as leader, dissociating itself from the purported stakeholders meeting which elevated Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, as leader of the party in the state.

The SEC is the highest organ of the party in the state comprised of the State Working Committee, party chairmen and secretaries at local government and wards and elected public office holders among others.

In a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Ado Ekiti, the SEC alleged that Olujimi and a former PDP state secretary, Dr. Tope Aluko, were agents of the APC commissioned to destabilize the PDP.

This comes after Aluko had led some aggrieved PDP members to invade the party’s secretariat on Ajilosun Road, Ado Ekiti on Thursday during which they accused the state executive members of making suspicious withdrawals from the party’s account.

Fayose was last week released on bail after being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for misuse of office and embezzlement.

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