The caucus of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State House of Assembly on Tuesday revealed that the former governor of the State, Peter Ayodele Fayose instructed them to support the incumbent, Kayode Fayemi for the progress of the state.
This was in a reaction to the rumour that they had defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the Deputy Speaker, Mr Adewumi Olusegun, said: “We remain committed members of the PDP as against insinuation in some quarters that we have decamped to APC.
“We make bold to say that our support for the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi was at the instance of the outgone Governor Ayodele Fayose who directed that we should co-operate with the governor elect then in the interest of Ekiti State.
“It was on this premise of the advice that we acted, because Ekiti agenda is bigger than any individual or political party.”
Commenting on the controversy trailing the state chapter of the PDP, Olusegun opined that Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Olujimi was the most qualified to lead the party at the moment being the highest political office holder.
He berated those against this stance labeling them as “mischievous, lazy and political jobbers as there is no contest about the leadership of the party since the position is not contested for but earned.”