PDP Chieftain Knocks Call for Fayose’s Suspension

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Lere Olayinka, has described those calling for the suspension of former governor Ayodele Fayose from the party as “political almajiris seeking unavailable lifeline.”

Olayinka, in a statement on Thursday, said it was funny that those championing the call had yet to come to terms with the fact that elections were over and there would be no free money anytime soon.

According to Olayinka, who ran for the House of Representatives during the last general elections, the PDP ought to focus on reconciliation.

He said: “The PDP of today is a party that should be going to people’s houses to beg them to return to active participation in the party. It is a party that has lost its political steam and those at present controlling it should begin the shedding of their garments of arrogance so that the party can be prevented from total collapse.

“It is either the political almajiris in Ekiti, who have never won any election without Fayose are yet to realise that unlike before, no one is struggling to be a member of the PDP or they are just playing to the gallery so that their political ATM can make available the usual crumbs.”