The Peoples Democratic Party South-West Zone United Kingdom Chapter, has urged Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and the ex-Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, to come together and work to ensure that the fortune of the party is not affected.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the chapter in United Kingdom, Otunba ‘Soji Adewusi commended Dr. Eddy Olafeso-led immediate past leadership of the party in South West region for showing true leadership during and after their tenure.
Meanwhile, Adewusi also assured the new leadership of Ambassador Taofiq Arapaja in the zone of maximum support for the party to regain its lost glory and return to power.
He however expressed concern that the progress that should have accompanied the successful Congress of the party in South West zone, if Makinde and Fayose’s disagreement is allowed to further fester.
He then urged leaders of PDP in the South West to immediately bring Makinde and Fayose into peace parley and make the two gladiators to commit themselves to peace and rebuild the party ahead of crucial elections in Ekiti and Osun State next year.
The statement read in part, “we congratulate PDP in South West Zone on the success of its recent Congress where new leaders were elected for the party in the zone.
“While we congratulate the immediate past leadership of Dr. Eddy Olafeso, we also pledge our commitment and loyalty to the new executive led by Ambassador Taofiq Arapaja.
“More importantly, we plead with leaders of our party to ensure that the current disagreement between Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and ex governor, Ayo Fayose is managed in such a way that it will not affect the fortune of PDP. The two leaders should manage their disagreements and ensure that the fortune of the party is not put at risks any further.
“The constant disagreements and clashes are dangerous. And we are of the opinion that the earlier all crisis are resolved, the better for us as a party, bearing in mind the crucial governorship elections coming up in Ekiti and Osun states next year.”