South-West chair: Oyo PDP leaders back Fayose, endorse Olafeso




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Some prominent of the Peoples Democratic in State have endorsed Dr Eddy Olafeso as their candidate for the chairmanship position of the in the South West.

The , including Chief Nureni Akanbi, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, and Femi Babalola, and others said this on Wednesday in a statement after a meeting held in .

The South West PDP is expected hold its Congress elect of the in the zone very soon but Governor and former Governor Ayo have been at loggerheads over the plan Olafeso, who is from .

While is backing Olafeso, Makinde appears be against his plan the position he resigned from to contest the PDP governorship in in 2020.

The communique signed by all the leaders reads in part; “We came here to strategise ahead of the South-West forthcoming congress. It is very for to come together and sharpen our tools ahead of the congress. we deliberated on a lot of issues and we reached a conclusion in all that we discussed.

“It is no longer news that there’s no chairmanship candidate coming from State, there is an agreement made that we are going to the Eddy Olafeso exco and every leader from all the state still standing on the agreement, so State cannot be left out and we don’t want anybody to use his or her selfish interest to cause in our great party.

“We are still going to hold more meetings before the congress but the issue of chairmanship for the congress is settled, State is supporting the effort to return Eddy at the coming congress.”

Former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who heads the reconciliatory committee constituted by the Makinde led faction of the PDP in the zone had in December visited in a bid to reconcile him with the governor.

Oyinlola and other leaders at the meeting with Fayose had endorsed Olafeso.

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