Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has charged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders and leaders to support the Ahmed Makarfi led faction of the party and resist attempts by those he called charlatans to hijack the party by force.
Fayose gave the charge yesterday at the opening session of the PDP Southwest zone stakeholders’ meeting, held at the government house in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The governor also branded former President Olusegun Obasanjo as ingrate who betrayed the party, asking the retired general to return his N10 million donation to his library project.
He said the recent court judgment that declared Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was a calculated attempt to give the party leadership to impostors.
The governor who posited that most members are only in PDP superficially said there are quite a number of moles in the party.
Describing the Sheriff’s faction as ‘political kidnappers’ within the party, he said,” The recent court judgment is to give the PDP to those who are in the party without structure. We must all stand up and tell them it will not stand.
“Yes, they are political kidnappers, because when you took what does not belong to you, then you are a kidnapper. To me, I stand with Makarfi, because the judiciary has no reason to appoint the chairman and executive members for party owners.
“How can you call yourself the leader of a party and be working for the opposition. Sheriff and his group will fail in their devilish plot against our party. We, the committed members of this party will not allow this evil to work, because charlatans can’t be allowed to hijack our party.
“To me, the PDP is one under Ahmed Makarfi. I want you to be speaking out against President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, nobody can kill you. The tough time we are passing through is just a phase as tough time never last but tough people do.
“They said the PDP people are corrupt, but if you look critically, the PDP are mere petty thieves while APC members are super robbers. They are only interested in destroying and oppressing our members while the
people groan in sufferings. Today, the country is under emergency situation.
“They said we should use political means to settle our differences, let me say that even if we reconcile there are some people I can’t be in the same party with . They are dirty and people like us can’t associate with them”.
“ Most of the people we are seeing as members of the party are not PDP to the core, we still have moles in our midst. Some are here to destabilise the party. It is wrong to stand on the fence as a party man. For me Fayose, I stand with Makarfi and I am not going to hide it”.
Fayose disclosed that the 30 governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) were compelled to donate N10 million each in 2005 to the multibillion naira projects, describing this as the greatest fraud ever .