The national wing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday swung into action to interfere and resolve the protracted rift between two chieftains in the southwest zone; Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde; and ex-governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.
In the statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party promised to resolve the warring members within 24 hours.
For months now, leadership crisis has been rocking the southwest PDP in the wake of the continued rift between Makinde and Fayose, who have, on different occasions, slammed each other over a clash of interest.
The infighting got many other chieftains to intervene while others also condemned the silence of the national leadership.
According to Ologbondiyan reconciliation, the former governor of Kwara state has been tapped to take up the task and report back to the NWC within the next 24 hours.
The statement read, “The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party after an extensive meeting has scaled up processes for reconciliation and as it affects South West Zonal Congress of the party.
“The NWC resolved as follows:
“That beyond the legal conundrum in our party’s formation in the zone, the PDP must win the South West.
“Consequent upon this, the NWC further resolved that a meeting comprising of the National Chairman, the Deputy National Chairman, the National Secretary, the Senator Bukola Saraki-led Reconciliation and Strategic Committee, Governor Seyi Makinde and former Governor Ayo Fayose, be held immediately for urgent resolution of all issues concerning the South West.
“The NWC will meet on the outcome of this reconciliation meeting within the next 24 hours.