By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Following the leadership crisis in the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that had almost put the immediate past Governor of the state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi on collision course in the last few days, Olujimi on Thursday asked residents, especially members of the party in the state to remain calm, law-abiding and prayerful in the face of the ongoing impasse that has rocked the party since it lost the July 14 gubernatorial polls.
In a statement issued on Thursday and made available to newsmen by the Special Assistant on Public Communications to Senator Olujimi, Chief Sanya Atofarati expressed appreciation to party members and supporters for what he described as their show of loyalty following her adoption as Leader of the party in Ekiti State.
Chief Atofarati however expressed optimism that the PDP under the leadership of Olujimi will experience uncommon democratic leadership where every opinion will count and every interests will be considered to enable the party come out stronger, victorious and more united.
“As we speak, Senator Olujimi has commenced reconciliation process to bring back all aggrieved members who left the party for one reason or the other and, especially, those who are in the party today but are uncomfortable with its management. They have been talking to us and efforts are in top gear to ensure collectivism is applied this time.
“I therefore use this medium to plead with the likes of Senator Awoyelu, Surveyor Abiodun Aluko, Ambassador Dare Bejide, Chief Tunde Adeniran, Mr. Bisi Omoyeni, Barr. Ojuawo, Hon. Tunji Ogunniyi, Hon. Kola Adefemi amongst others.
Accoding to him,”These are leaders who are pioneers of PDP and have sacrificed and contributed immensely to the growth of our party but today, many of them have been neglected for reasons unknown. But the Olujimi leadership will resuscitate the party.”Atofarati said.