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Makinde–Fayose feud: Southwest PDP crisis deepens as Ex-governor rejects Oyinlola panel

The crisis rocking the South-West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has deepened as former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose rejected Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola-led reconciliatory committee constituted by Governor Makinde.

Recall that Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and some leaders loyal to Makinde visited Ayo Fayose in his Ibadan residence on Wednesday and many believed that the crisis appeared to have been resolved.

However, a source at the meeting told our correspondent in Ibadan on Thursday that Fayose and his allies at the meeting rejected the Oyinlola-led reconciliatory committee because the committee was allegedly unilaterally picked by Makinde.

The source said, “Those at the meeting blamed Makinde for the crisis in South-West PDP.

“They accused him of sponsoring insurrection against duly constituted organs of the party in Ekiti, Osun and Ogun states.

“On the South-West zonal congress, they said since it was Makinde that brought the idea that the Eddy Olafeso-led zonal executives  should return,  the governor should be told to be a man of his words by supporting Eddy Olafeso.”

The Chairman of Oyo State Pacesetters Transport Company, Dare Adeleke, had recently said there was not agreement between Makinde and the PDP leaders that Olafeso should be allowed to return as the zonal chairman if he failed in the Ondo State governorship poll.

ButBut when our correspondent contacted Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Makinde on the telephone on Thursday, he said he had nothing to say, adding that those talking should say anything they liked.

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