Ekiti State Governor-elect Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said if the Peoples Democratic Party intends to win the governorship election in Ogun in 2015, efforts must be made to bring back some leaders who had left the party.
He gave this advice at the PDP state secretariat in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, during a rally.
Fayose, who is now the leader of the party in the South-West, told party loyalists that “this is the time to reconcile all those who have left the party and bring them back to the fold.”
He said, “Since I arrived the state, I have visited some leaders and had a discussion with them. I have visited the former governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. I will meet Chief Jubril Martins-Kuye before I leave. We need to bring these leaders back to the party if we are serious about winning the governorship election.”
The governor-elect explained that part of his duties in the state was to meet staunch leaders of the party in the state, who had left due to the infighting and factionalisation experienced shortly before the 2011 governorship election.
The Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the PDP in the South-West, Buruji Kashamu, also echoed Fayose, stressing that efforts were afoot to bring back some elders who had left the party.
Fayose had earlier held a stakeholders meeting with party leaders from the 20 local government areas of the state.
He was in company with the national auditor of the party, Mr. Adewale Adeyanju, state chairmen from Ondo and Ekiti states, among others.