How Sen. Olujimi reacted to Ekiti caucus’ endorsement of Fayose as PDP leader

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Special Assistant to Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi on Public Communication, Chief Santana Atofarati, has described as laughable the purported PDP ‘State Caucus’ meeting held in Ado Ekiti where the group allegedly sat to back ex-governor Ayo Fayose’s leadership of the party.


Atofarati said the meeting lacked locus standi as it is unknown to the Constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In his words; “I even learned they earlier had a meeting at Afao Ekiti where they were given a script and were mandated on what and what to say. In a saner clime, the Oguntuase-led state executives that were alleged of misappropriation could not have been allowed to Preside as Chairman of the purported meeting.

“Those who think Senator Olujimi is out to muscle their paymaster should be properly guided by the provisions of Section 30 subsection (d) and Section 31 subsection (e) of the PDP Constitution as to know who and who is a member of the National Caucus and National Executive Council respectively.

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“For instance, a few months ago when the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki decamped to PDP, he was announced the National leader of the party. Whereas, the likes of the former President Goodluck Jonathan, his Deputy Alhaji Namadi Sambo , the deputy Senate President Senator Ike Ekweremadu who are still members of the PDP all respected the provisions of the Constitution which bestowed the leadership of the party on Senator Saraki being the highest ranking officer of the party. So, debating Ekiti as peculiar issue is needless.

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“The point here is that the former Governor Ayo Fayose is an elder statesman and a ceremonial leader especially in PDP but unfortunately that does not translate to the party leadership as clearly stated in the sections of the party’s constitution cited above.”