The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the expulsion of the former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, from the party over his alleged unwholesome and anti-party activities.
The party said that it has communicated its decision to expel Fayose to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP and is awaiting its response.
The Publicity Secretary of the Caretaker Transition Committee, Olalekan Amerijoye, made this known to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday.
He accused Fayose and other leaders of the PDP in the state of turning the party into a commercial venture and working against its interest.
He said: “We have resolved from our recent meeting on what should be the punitive measures for people that have turned the party into a commercial venture.
“These resolutions have been communicated to headquarters in Abuja by some individuals who are ‘PDAPC’ and we are patiently waiting for their response in the interest of the PDP in Ekiti.”
He added that the party would no longer tolerate the actions of Fayose and his loyalists, who he said have caused setbacks and disagreements within the party.
He said: “Challenges have emerged, as is commonplace within any substantial political entity, occasionally leading to momentary setbacks.
Disagreements are a natural facet of political growth, yet it would have been incumbent upon us to realize that the greater good should forever eclipse our differences. We are expecting the response of the National Working Committee to the majority decision of stakeholders in Ekiti towards the suspension of former governor, Ayodele Fayose from the party.”