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NWC letter recognising Kolawole’s Ekiti PDP chairmanship, fake-faction

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People’s Democratic Party, PDP, faction loyal to Senator Biodun Olujimi in Ekiti State,on Friday faulted a letter allegedly written by the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, recognising Hon Bisi Kolawole as the authentic chairman of the party in the state.

The chairman of the faction, Hon. Kehinde Odebunmi, said the group doubted the authenticity of the letter on the strength that it was addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Mr.  Mohammed Adamu and copied to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The party’s State congress held on August 22, 2020 produced two factional chairmen, with Kolawole emerging from Governor Ayodele Fayose’s faction while  Odebunmi was elected from a parallel group loyal to Senator  Olujimi.

Addressing a press conference in Ado Ekiti, Odebunmi, who spoke for the faction, insisted that the letter won’t preclude the faction from existing.

The former House of Representatives member, said the contents of the letter purportedly signed by the National Secretary, Senator  Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri were full of confusion and ambiguities.

According to him “Firstly, we doubt the authenticity of the letter purportedly written by the National Secretary because it was solely written and signed by the National Secretary. By my own understanding, any letter by any party to any federal agency is always jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary.

“Again, in paragraph two of the letter, the party owned up that it hasn’t conducted the ward and state congresses in 22 wards of two local governments.

“If that was the case, why should they proceed with the state congress when there were outstanding? Are they saying the two councils are not part of Ekiti? They should know that you can’t build something on nothing.

“Let me also notice that the letter was addressed to IG of police and copied INEC, so at what time did the IG become the superintending authority over INEC?

“We are of the opinion that a separate letter has to be written to INEC and should be co- signed by National Chairman and Secretary.

“We knew their antics, they didn’t write to INEC directly because it didn’t participate in the charade they called congress here in Ekiti.

“To us, we doubt the authenticity of that letter going by ambiguities contained therein”.

He however dissociated the group from “the reckless statement made by the former Governor Fayose against the respected Governor Seyi Makinde” to the effect that the governor has become a persona- non -grata in Ekiti PDP.

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