Secondus Fueling Crisis Between Makinde, Fayose—Ex-Minister

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A former Minister of Power and Steel, Elder Wole Oyelese has blamed the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, for the lingering frosty relationship between Governor Seyi Makinde and former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.

According to Oyelese, Secondus is encouraging factions which is tearing the party down.

Makinde and Fayose have been at loggerheads over who leads the PDP in the South West.

The two have been engaging in war of words as the party in the region has split into factions following the leadership tussle.

In a statement on Tuesday, the former Minister said it was worrisome that Secondus was feeling unconcerned about the lingering crisis in the party.

“There is hardly any state where there is amity among the members except in those areas where the leaders of the party are handling the situation with maturity. In this kind of situation, it is quite unimaginable that the chairman of the party will maintain such an undignified silence in the face of serious danger.

“It is daily becoming clear that the party is being torn apart by the same individuals who are expected to weld it together. The issue of party organisation does not appear to have much meaning to the chairman as he appears to take a special interest in encouraging factions.

“The situation we have in the South West which appears intractable is needless and should not be allowed to fester any further. The politics of survival and assertion currently going on is not in the best interest of the party as the loyal members stand to lose out,” he said.

He warned that with the situation of things in the party, there is hardly any state that the PDP can be sure of winning in the South West in upcoming elections.

“Political neophytes and dreamers may think and say otherwise, but the reality is stark enough to the discerning ones,” he added.

Oyelese advised Secondus to reach out to the founding fathers of the party from the South-West and seek their inputs on how to resolve the crisis.

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