Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State under the aegis Ekiti PDP Stakeholders have expressed concerns over the party’s dismal performance in the June 18 governorship election, and canvassed a new leadership style to move it forward.
Stakeholders at the meeting co-convened by a former deputy governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, and former PDP National Treasurer, Adewale Aribisala, called on party members ‘to go back to their units and wards and begin serious mobilisation for the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Project.’
According to a communiqué made available on Sunday by the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, the stakeholders including former deputy governors, former party chairmen, former national working committee members, former local government chairmen and former national and state lawmakers at the meeting on Thursday said, “There is urgent need to rẹ-strengthen the party in order to win subsequent elections in the state.
“The current style of one-man-show leadership of Mr Ayo Fayose is ineffective, totally primitive, outdated, bizarre and utterly rejected.
“There is an urgent need for the party to fashion out a new leadership style that will engender unity among PDP members, and ensure victory for the party in subsequent elections. Henceforth the party in the state adopts a collegiate leadership style for the collective rescue mission of the party losses and liabilities.”