The fact has emerged that all is not well with the camp a former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, this is coming ahead of the southwest zonal congress that is scheduled for today. This came following the decision made by delegates from Ekiti and Ogun states to pledge allegiance to Ambassador Taofik Arapaja, a former Oyo state deputy governor and leading aspirant for Peoples’ Democratic Party southwest chairmanship position at the party’s congress scheduled for Monday, which is today.
The break in the camp of Fayose occurred after complaints by his loyalists over neglect, abandonment and negligence of their interest.
The problem began when a group of delegates from Ekiti state within the camp of Fayose and led by a former house of representatives member, said that monies promised to delegates for mobilization and feeding have not been given to them since they got to Osogbo, Osun state. The former federal legislator further accused Fayose of betraying them with bogus promises without fulfilling any. He lamented bitterly about his ordeal and expressed regret for blindly following the former governor.
The legislator’s complaint was amplified by other delegates present, from there, they decided to take their destinies to their hands.
Also, the PDP chairman told his Lagos and Ekiti counterparts of the decision of delegates from his state to deliver their votes to Ambassador Taofik Arapaja for the PDP zonal chairmanship election, and other candidates endorsed by the camp of Governor Seyi Makinde.
The Ogun state party chairman lamented that he cannot be opposition in his state and PDP. He decried the several polarisations of the party that made them lost the 2019 election, and vowed that there will be surprises. He further accused Eddy Olafeso of deliberately furthering crises for his selfish agenda.
He and members of the Osun executives are expected to formally make known their decision before the beginning of the congress proper.
In another development, the camp of Senator Ademola Adeleke is in a state of confusion following the decision of the former senator to boycott the congress. Sources close to party faithful said Adeleke is currently holidaying in the United States and has failed to communicate with his supporters in the past 72 hours.
Meanwhile, Osogbo, where the party’s congress is to hold, is relatively peaceful. Delegates are seen ready to vote in the interest of the unity of the party in the zone.
Governor Seyi Makinde, the Oyo state governor, has continued to clamour for peace. He promised every stakeholder that the congress will be peaceful despite the schemes of those that don’t wish anything good for the party.