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Ekiti PDP Sacks Chairman

Crisis has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, as the Chairman, Chief IdowuFaleye, was removed by the State Executive Committee at a meeting held on Tuesday, for alleged inefficiency.

Faleye, a loyalist of Governor AyodeleFayose, was also accused of failure to convene a meeting since he assumed office last year.

He was appointed in 2014 following the elevation of the then Chairman, MrMakanjuolaOgundipe, to the position of the National Vice Chairman, Southwest of the PDP.

The SEC, which was said to have sacked the chairman without notifying the governor, elected Mr. OlatundeOlatunde, as the acting Chairman pending the ratification of his appointment by the National Executive Committee of the party.

Olatunde, who disclosed this to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, said appointing Faleye as the chairman was an error, because he hailed from IdoEkiti, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area with the State Youth leader of the party.

But Faleye, maintained that he was still the duly elected chairman while asking journalists to ignore his purported sack.

According to him, the issue is all about money, adding that his appointment has been ratified by the NEC because he led the state to the PDP National Convention last year and voted.




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