The Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Elders caucus has confirmed former Governor Ayodele Fayose as the leader of the party in the state.
They distanced themselves from the purported stakeholders meeting which had earlier declared the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, as the party leader.
Following their meeting held in Ijesa-Isu, Ekiti, the elders, who expressed concerns about the various factional meetings held by members of the party, declared support for the Gboyega Oguntuase-led State Executive Committee.
The meeting was attended by a former deputy governor and chairman of the caucus, Paul Alabi; a former PDP state chairman, Chief J. Ademuagun; Chief Bola Oluojo; Chief Idowu Faleye; Chief Idowu Odeyemi, Mrs. C. O. Adesoro and the incumbent PDP chairman, Gboyega Oguntuase.
In a communique signed by Alabi (chairman) and Olu-Ojo (Secretary), the elders urged members of the party to resolve their differences and work for the victory of the PDP in the presidential election.
It read, “The caucus noted with concern the division in the state House of Assembly and decided to wade in immediately, to bring about unity among the PDP assembly members.
“The primary objective is how to galvanise all our members to work hard for the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to win the 2019 Presidential Election and for our members to win their various elections.”