The Ogun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, 23rd November, declared former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose as the leader of the party in the Southwest.
Twenty local government party chairmen, 14 members of the State Executive Committee and national delegates from Ogun State paid a birthday solidarity visit to 60-year-old Fayose in Lagos to express their loyalty to his leadership.
They were led by state Chairman Sikirulahi Ogundele and Ladi Adebutu, according to TheNation.
“On issues regarding to the PDP in the Southwest, we will only attend meetings called by Fayose,” they said.
The Fayose camp set up a parallel reconciliation zonal committee two weeks ago to unite aggrieved chieftains in the Southwest.
It also set up a panel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the defeat of the PDP in the Ondo State governorship election.
The camp has endorsed Dr. Eddy Olafeso, former Ondo State Information commissioner, as its candidate for the position of zonal chairman at the proposed regional congress.
The Ogun PDP chieftains prayed for the former governor and urged him to remain focused and undaunted in his quest to ensure fairness, equity and justice in building a formidable party in the zone and the country.