The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for causing confusion in the party over the South-west zonal congresses.
National secretary of the party, Prof Wale Oladipo, who stated this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, added that the governor was behind the plan to hold the South-west zonal congress in Akure on Saturday in spite of a court order which asked the party to suspend the exercise.
Similarly, the national auditor of the party, Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju, also described the exercise as illegal and futile.
Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, had restrained the party from going ahead with its zonal congress. However the congress held in Akure, Ondo State.
Oladipo who said that the party had decided to obey the order stressed that the national legal adviser of the party, Mr Victory Kwon, had advised the party to obey the order of the court, which he said was served on him (Oladipo) and the party on Friday afternoon.
The national secretary explained that the national chairman, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, whom he said was not at the party secretariat on Friday when the order was served, had been notified.
Oladipo, 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.”