The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, of undermining the party’s authority by delving into the affairs of the party’s National Working Community.
The National secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo, stated this today while addressing reports that Fayose had asked that the party’s South West Congress slated for today to continue despite a court injunction secured by the National Working Committee preventing the congress from holding.
“Governor Fayose is not a member of the national working committee of the PDP, but he’s causing confusion with his utterances. We are not dabbling into his government and he has no right to tell us how to run the party here. We have an order of the court stopping the congress. The governor cannot overrule the court. He should behave like other governors who do not dabble into the running of the party at the national level. He should learn from Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State who respect the party and the president of the country. The order of the court was even published in three national dailies and therefore, he can’t deny he was not aware. Our national legal adviser who is the chief legal adviser of the party, Mr. Victor Kwon, has advised that we comply with the order and we are complying with it. We are not above the law of the land. Those who want to claim they want to organise any conference are doing that on their own, not on behalf of the party. Whatever comes out of it would be null and void because we are not monitoring it.”he said