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Confusion as Olujimi, Fayose continue to lay claim to leadership of Ekiti PDP

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The confusion over who, between former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, and Senator Abiodun Olujimi, is the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has continued to rage.

Both chieftains of the party in separate statements have claimed that the members of the party are behind each of them in full support.

A statement from Olujimi’s special assistant on public communication, Sanya Atofarati, claimed that the Senate Minority Leader is now the authentic leader of the party in the state.

The senator, according to the statement had on Thursday called on residents, especially members of the PDP in Ekiti to remain calm, law-abiding and prayerful in the face of the ongoing impasse that has rocked the party since the PDP lost the July 14 governorship election.

She was said to have applauded the state party members for their show of loyalty following her adoption as Leader of the party, in Ekiti State.

“As we speak, Senator Olujimi has begun reconciliation process to bring back all aggrieved members who left the party for one reason or the other, 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,” the statement read.

On his part, Fayose has continued to refute the claim by Olujimi, but affirming that he is the true leader of the opposition party in that state.

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Initial reports where the senator claimed to have been adopted by Ekiti PDP members of the National Assembly as the new leader of PDP, was countered by Fayose, who noted that members of the House of Representatives from Ekiti did not at any time endorse Olujimi.

Not only claiming the backing of the Reps members, Fayose recently also claimed that 12 PDP members of the State House of Assembly are still behind him as the leader of the party in the state.

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