The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has insisted that his call for the dissolution of the Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu-led National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party was in good faith, and in the overall interest of the party, saying, “I have no apology on my position on the NWC because their responsibility as a party does not take away their failure in the last general elections”.
The governor, who also challenged the NWC to provide evidence of money released to him to prosecute the last elections, argued that, “only N30m was received for the last two elections and to the glory of the Almighty God and support of Ekiti people, we won all elections outright. I therefore demand for the mode with which money was released to me by the NWC”.
In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Mr Lere Olayinka, Mr. Fayose reiterated his commitment to the PDP.
“If it remains only me, I will continue to defend the cause of this party because some people are born to stand up at difficult times, and I believe I am one of such people born to stand up for the PDP at this difficult time”, he said.
Reiterating his call for the dissolution of the NWC, Governor Fayose said, “In saner climes, when a war commander leads his troupe to an embarrassing defeat, such commander does not need anyone to tell him that he needs to leave the war front for another commander to take over”.
While describing the attack on his person by the NWC as unfortunate, Mr. Fayose said it was sad that its members, especially Mr. u’azu, were refusing to give way for new hands to manage the party after leading it to its first national electoral failure.
“How do we explain the PDP losing so scandalously in Bauchi State, despite the presence of the National Chairman, Federal Capital Territory Minister and the State governor?
“I am even more particular about the National Chairman because he sold the party to the opposition. I have cogent evidence of his unholy alliance with the opposition before the elections and if they go any further, I will expose all his underhand deals.
“I want to say it again that I have no apology for calling for the resignation of the NWC members, especially the National Chairman. After all, someone resigned his position as the National Chairman for Alhaji Mu’azu to assume office.
“Lastly, let me say it categorically that they can only attempt to destroy this party for the moment, not forever. Sooner or later, they will all fade away and PDP will rise again”, the governor said.