The feud over the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West between the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, and the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has torn apart the Ondo state chapter of the party.
A statement by the state party’s publicity secretary, Kennedy Peretei, announced the indefinite suspension of a former party state chairman, Hon. Ebenezer Alabi; former party state secretary, Chief Oyedele Ibini; a former national assembly member, Hon. Lad Ojomo; former Zonal publicity secretary of the party in the south west, Mr Ayo Fadaka; and the minority leader in the state assembly member, Hon Rasheed Elegbeleye.
While the state executive members and other leader have pitched their tents with governor Makinde, other leaders especially National and state Assembly members sided with former governor Fayose.
Recall that all those suspended accompanied two serving senators, Nicholas Tofowomo and Ayo Akinyelure to visit former governor Fayose in Lagos last weekend and passed a vote of confidence on him and condemned what they described as the self serving attitude of Governor Makinde.
The leadership of the party however failed to suspend the two senators that led the delegation to visit Fayose at his residence in Ikeja, Lagos State. It however disowned the said delegation that visited governor Fayose and described them as impostors “that does not represent the opinions of our teaming supporters in the State”.