By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Worried by the unresolved crisis threatening the unity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Ekiti State ahead the 2022 Governorship election,a former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi has warned that victory might elude the party if urgent steps were not taken by the
National Leadership of the party to address the raging crisis and prevent imminent doom for the party in the State.
The lawmaker who is currently representing Ekiti South Senatorial District at the National Assembly spoke at the weekend at her Omuo-Ekiti country home during a meeting with PDP leaders in her district.
She noted the alleged illegality that was perpetrated during the party’s wards, council and state congresses have weakened Ekiti PDP.
She added that the untoward development were not unexpected going by the level of impunity, injustice and partiality that has become the lots of the party.
Olujimi vowed not to be deterred in her struggle with other leaders of the party to reposition and restore sanity to Ekiti despite the gang-up against them by a group of renegades in the party.
She insisted that the current struggle was intended to change the status quo riddled with impunity and supplant it with a new order where party’s operational principles will be justice, equity and fairness.
Olujimi said that she has no personal issues with the former Governor Ayodele Fayose but only poised to liberate Ekiti PDP from the vestiges of oppression and impunity as well as their promoter who has become an albatross around the party’s neck.
She said that it was wrong for anybody to think that she was in the current struggle for personal ambition, saying the only reason there is PDP in Ekiti is because of her being a senator keeping the flag of the party flying.
“We are where we are today as a result of the dictatorial nature and selfish interest of one man who sees himself as the alpha and omega of the party. But vast majority of party members across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti are ready to change the order and give everyone a sense of belonging in the management of the party. No one should be left out in the decision-making process.
“And for us to be able to dislodge APC in the the 2022 gubernatorial poll, the party must purge itself of impunity and ensure justice, equity and fairness is done. Where there is no justice, equity and fairness, the party can’t win an election.
“Winning comes from oneness of mind, and the ability to carry everyone along. But in a situation where one person is claiming ownership of the party and that other people don’t count, then we are bound to lose. We can only win as a team. Twice that Fayose won election, we won as a team.
“Our leaders at the national want to support the minority against the majority. But if they don’t listen to us, they will have themselves to blame. For us to win, there must be justice. Our national leadership knows what to do to resolve the crisis. Thank God 2022 is still two years from now”, she said.