The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has called on stakeholders to embrace the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose alleged that Sheriff’s emergence was for a time as this, adding that “those aggrieved should sheath their sword and deploy their time and resources into fighting the All Progressives Congress (APC) instead of their own party.”
The governor who described the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as constitutional, reiterated his commitment to the party.
Fayose said; “With my antecedent as someone who have always defended the party, I can’t be linked with any decision that will not be in the best interest of the party.
“I therefore call on all my admirers and believers in my dogged fight for the revival of our party to support our new chairman, whom I believe has the required capacity to reposition the party.
“It is regrettable that those who abandoned the PDP to its fate when it lost power and did not say a word to defend the party have now found their voice against a decision taken in accordance with the party’s constitution.”
He described those linking the new chairman to the Boko Haram insurgents as mischief makers, asking; “Has Ali Modu Sheriff been tried and convicted by any court for sponsoring Boko Haram? Is he even being tried for involvement in Boko Haram activities?”
According to the governor, the PDP is merely in a peculiar situation and needs people who can stand up against the devourers of its collective heritage.
“I can say it confidently that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is such a person and in the collective interest of our party, we should all rally round him,” he said.