PDP crisis: David Mark reconciles Fayose, other warring parties in Ekiti

Posted on Mar 4 2018 - 12:01pm by admin

Senator David Mark has reconciled members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State.

The reconciliation came ahead of the party’s primary election.

Former President of the Senate, Mark met the warring parties in Abuja on Friday.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Media Assistant to David Mark, in Abuja on Saturday.

The Senator David Mark led-reconciliation committee members included; Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, Ambassador Ibrahim Kazaure , Alhaji YusuF Ayitogo, Ambassador Fidelia Njeze and Dr. Eddy Olafeso (Secretary).

The aspirants who have indicated interest for the governorship position under the PDP are: the current Deputy governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Amb. Dare Dejide and Barr Owoseni Ajayi.

Reeling out the resolutions of the peace parley, the Secretary of the reconciliation committee, Dr. Eddy Olafeso said “the state governor Ayo Fayose and all the aspirants attended the meeting.”

He added that “all the parties agreed to a free, fair and credible primary to elect a gubernatorial candidate for the July polls.”

The statement added, “Olafeso said that governor Fayose pledged to work with any of the contestants who emerges at the primary.”

He said that “nobody was persuaded or compelled to withdraw from the race.”

Trouble started in Ekiti state ahead of the election when governor Fayose allegedly adopted his Deputy as his successor.

Senator Mark had cautioned the gladiators that only peace, justice free and fair primary would guarantee success at the Ekiti state polls.

The former Senate President appreciated the warring parties for their display of maturity and understanding towards the resolution of the dispute.

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