Stakeholders in Ekiti State have chosen Senator Abiodun Olujimi as the new leader of the party in the state. Senator Olujimi is the Senate Minority leader.
This comes with the removal of Ayo Fayose as the leader of the party after he completed his tenure as Governor of Ekiti State.
Senator Olujimi is currently the highest ranking political office holder in the South-West geopolitical zone and Ekiti State.
A report by the Nation says that the stakeholders called for the dissolution of the present State Working Committee headed by the State Chairman of PDP Gboyega Oguntuase. They are demanding that a new committee is constituted.
These resolutions were reached in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital with serving and former political office holders in attendance.
Those who attended the stakeholders meeting in Ado-Ekiti are; Olujimi, former deputy governor, Dr. Sikiru Lawal; former acting governor, Olatunji Odeyemi; Ekiti Assembly deputy speaker, Segun Adewumi; former state PDP Chairman, Chief Bola Olu-Ojo; governorship aspirants, former National Assembly members, former State Assembly members, former local government chairmen and former party officers.
Senator Olujimi also explained to reporters on why Ayo Fayose was absent from the meeting;
“We knew what he might have passed through by staying in detention and we know it might not be easy for him to attend this meeting, so there is no faction at all in our party. My being appointed the Leader does not mean there is crisis.
“The very day he left office was the day he was summoned by EFCC and we knew the rigour he had passed through. We are going to work together, I mean with former Governor Fayose. What we are doing is that we don’t want to allow his exit from office to mean the end of PDP in Ekiti.
“So, let me assure our supporters that we are on the same page with former Governor Fayose and other stakeholders. We are not factionalised and we shall work hard and ensure we win in next year’s election,” she said.