The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the utterances of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, adding that he is causing confusion within the party.
National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo, said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday. According to Oladipo, the party had decided to obey the order of Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which restrained the party from going ahead with its zonal congress. But Fayose was however accused of being behind the plan to hold the South-West zonal congress in Akure on Saturday despite the court order.
Oladipo, who is the head of the party’s national secretariat said, “Governor Fayose is not a member of the National Working Committee of the PDP, but he’s causing confusion with his utterances.
“We are not dabbling into his government and he has no right to tell us how to run the party here. We have an order of the court stopping the congress. The governor cannot overrule the court.
“He should behave like other governors who do not dabble into the running of the party at the national level. He should learn from Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State who respect the party and the President of the country.
“The order of the court was even published in three national dailies and therefore, he can’t deny he was not aware.
“Our National Legal adviser who is the Chief Legal Adviser of the part, Mr. Victor Kwon, has advised that we comply with the order and we are complying with it. We are not above the law of the land.”