The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has steered fresh controversy in Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over Alleged attempt by a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rejoin the main opposition party in the state.
He insisted that no paperweight politician in the APC would be allowed to decamp to PDP henceforth.
Fayose said this on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 while reacting to a declaration letter, dated 24th May 2020, addressed to the PDP Caretaker Committee by the former governor of Ekiti state and former deputy national chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Segun Oni indicating his interest to return to PDP
Extract from the 9-pages letter, Oni said; “At our consultative meeting on the 15th March, 2020, we took a decision to leave the APC for PDP.
“Our purpose of writing this letter is to inform you formally that we have since directed our members to join the PDP at their respective Wards and that, as soon as the Covid19 restrictions permit, we would like to mark our declaration with a rally at Ado Ekiti. This will be in full consultation and agreement with you.”
Meanwhile, Oni’s decision to return to PDP seems to have reawakened the longtime rift between the two former governors, Ayo Fayose and Segun Oni respectively, as Fayose flagrantly discarded the Oni’s intentions owing to political irrelevance.
Describing Chief Segun Oni and his group as paperweights, Fayose who forwarded the Oni’s letter to the official PDP WhatsApp platform said Oni and his group are not welcomed in PDP.
Fayose said; “Majority of these Oni’s fellow returnees are nothing but known or NO weight, whose names are simply to fill the gaps in desperation for recognition. No welcome to them all.”
However, The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that Oni’s intentions to return to PDP has been described as a welcome development by majority of the party members, especially those in Senator Biodun Olujimi’s camp, stressing that Oni’s political clout is needed to further compliment the progressive efforts of Senator Olujimi and other leaders who are poised at repositioning the party.
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