Kashamu-led S/West PDP de­clares Fayose, oth­ers ‘per­sona non grata’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, La­gos

The cri­sis rock­ing the South West zone of the PDP got messier, yes­ter­day, as a fac­tion backed by Se­na­tor Bu­ruji Kashamu, de­clared mem­bers and lead­ers of the party, who gath­ered in Ibadan, Oyo State, as im­pos­tors.

Chair­man of the fac­tion, Chief Makan­juola Ogundipe, said he re­mained the validly elected chair­man who was af­firmed by two court or­ders.

It would be re­called that some lead­ers of the party, in­clud­ing Gov­er­nor Ayo Fayose of Ek­iti State, former Deputy Na­tional Chair­man of the party, Chief Ola­bode Ge­orge, among oth­ers, un­der the chair­man­ship of Dr. Eddy Olafeso, had met in Ibadan, on Mon­day.

The fac­tional ex­ec­u­tive de­cided to set up a disciplinary com­mit­tee to sanc­tion Kashamu (PDP, Ogun East), for al­leged an­tiparty ac­tiv­i­ties.

How­ever, the Kashamu backed ex­ec­u­tive held an emer­gency meet­ing, yes­ter­day, stat­ing that those parad­ing them­selves as mem­bers of the South West zonal ex­ec­u­tives were “im­pos­tors and er­rand boys.”

Ogundipe, who ad­dressed news­men on the out­come of the meet­ing, said, “We un­equiv­o­cally con­demn the hos­tile, au­thor­i­tar­ian and desta­bil­is­ing ac­tiv­i­ties of Ek­iti State gov­er­nor, Ayo Fayose and de­mand that he should be called to order be­fore he sounds the death knell on the party in the South West.

“The au­then­tic zonal lead­er­ship and stake­hold­ers hereby de­clare Fayose a per­sona non grata and dis­so­ci­ate the zone from his ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

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