- Despite challenges, Senator Olujimi has vowed to remain in the PDP
- The senator said she will fight until things are done appropriately in the party
- She urged the aggrieved members to work together in the interest of the party
The deputy minority whip in the Senate, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has appealed to national leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to intervene in the crisis leading to the defection of some members of the party in Ekiti state.
Senator Olujimi, who is representing Ekiti South, warned that the crisis was not good for the party as the governorship election was fast approaching, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Olujimi spoke in Ikere Ekiti on Friday, April 6, after inaugurating some projects in her district.
She vowed to remain in the PDP to fight for the right thing to be done.
The projects inaugurated were a road, drainage systems and solar light for erosion control in some towns.
Recall that in the last few days, two former deputy governors, Biodun Omoyeni and Dr. Sikiru Lawal; and a former Nigerian High Commissioner, Dare Bejide, among others, have defected from the PDP.
They reportedly defected over “irreconcilable differences” with Governor Ayodele Fayose for endorsing his deputy as the preferred governorship candidate for the party.
Meanwhile, Olujimi has also announced her intention to contest the governorship election on the platform of the PDP.
She said: “It is worrisome that we are losing our prominent members. But I am a fighter, I will fight on until the right things are done in the PDP. Though the Senator David Mark-led reconciliation committee set up to look into the Ekiti PDP crisis has given us its words that the primary will be free and fair, the leadership itself doesn’t want their names soiled over the Ekiti issue.”
Olujimi warned that the party might be exposed to another round of litigation if the delegates’ list was tinkered with.
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She urged aggrieved party members to sheath their swords and give peace a chance.
NAIJ.com previously reported that four PDP governorship aspirants in Ekiti state warned that the party may lose Ekiti state during the coming governorship election if the incumbent governor, Fayose, was not cautioned by the party leadership.
They also called on the national leadership of the party to disqualify Fayose from playing any role in the primary election scheduled for April
The PDP governorship aspirants said the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Prince Uche Secondus should disqualify Fayose having adopted his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, which they said amounted to the imposition on party leaders and members.
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