By Abraham Olatokunbo
Media aide to Senator representing South Senatorial District of Ekiti State, Mrs Biodun Olujimi, Chief Sanya Atofarati, has berated the former Governor Ayo Fayose for allegedly sponsoring media attacks against his principal, Olujimi.
Olujimi was picked by Fayose as his deputy during his first tenure as governor of Ekiti State.
In reaction to a publication made and circulating especially on social media and purportedly signed by some former Reps members, Segun Adekola, Thaddeus Aina and Kehinde Agboola wherein they alleged Senator Olujimi of having intent to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Atofarati described the allegation as laughable, saying, “it is hypocrisy on the Ex-lawmakers who practically lost their voice during the COVID-19 lockdown when their party members were hungry and needed help, they lost this same energy when communities were ravaged by flood and their supposed Constituents had no shelter, they were on mute mode when Fayose sold the state’s Party Secretariat but have suddenly regained their voice and have chosen Senator Olujimi as their first point of attack, seeking for political relevance . We understand these guys are being remotely controlled by Fayose to destabilize the party again. Please advise them to redirect their idleness”
He reiterated Olujimi’s committment to inclusive leadership in the party, saying the Senator has achieved feats since the commencement of her leadership as the highest ranking officer of the party in Ekiti State in 2018.
“People are proud of being a member of PDP in Ekiti today because of Senator Biodun Olujimi’s leadership; these are the people militated out of PDP prior to 2018 Guber election by the gangsterism and authoritarianism of Ayo Fayose, and many others who have shown interests to join PDP afresh.”
Atofarati said her principal, Olujimi remains the PDP leader in Ekiti State and has no plan to decamp to any other party. He said “Senator Olujimi’s only plan for now is to work with other leaders to consolidate on efforts that has been put in place towards strengthening our great party PDP and to ensure it delivers victory in coming elections.”
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