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PDP Crisis: Fayose Turns Down Sheriff’s Request For National Convention


The Governor of Ekiti Statefayos, Ayodele Fayose has turned down a request from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to forward the list of governors for the national convention scheduled for June.

Sheriff made the request to Fayose in his capacity as chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum in a letter dated March 29, which was signed by the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo.

Fayose belongs to the faction led by the National Caretaker Committee Chairman Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

The two factions are locked in a bitter battle.

The case is before the Supreme Court.

Fayose, in a reply dated April 4 and titled: “Re: Nomination of Governors for National Convention”, said he did not recognise Sheriff as the national chairman and would not oblige the request to send the list.

He said: “I wish to state that, I, Ayo Fayose, do not recognise you as the party’s national chairman and will not have anything to do with you.

“I don’t have interest in a kangaroo convention being remote-controlled by the Federal Government.

“You are, therefore, advised to leave me out of any arrangement in which you are being portrayed as the leader of the party.

“I will not welcome any further correspondence from the Ali Modu Sheriff faction because I’m not interested in the so-called convention.”

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