On Friday, 7th of April, the Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Governors’ Forum of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Mr. Ayodele Fayose scolded Senator Alimodu Sheriff for walking out on the leaders of the party in a pre-conciliation meeting held in Abuja.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP, as been faced with leadership crisis that lead to the emergence of two factions.
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees and other leaders had on Thursday called for a meeting; in an attempt to reconcile members of the party which was attended by members of the factional group led by Alimodu Sheriff and Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi.
During the meeting, however, Sheriff walked out on the leaders, saying that he was not given an opportunity to address the members in his capacity as the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP’s chairman.
Governor Ayodele Fayose, speaking in a statement by his chief Press Secretary, on Friday Described Alimodu Sheriff as “an impostor, an impossible character, agent of darkness” sent by the APC to destroy the PDP.
“I will not work with him. He is a betrayer of confidence and does not represent peace and hope. I will not be part of any meeting with such a desperado,” he said.
“If I may holistically respond to his statement on no reconciliation, the response is good riddance to bad rubbish.”
Ayodele Fayose accused Sheriff of plotting with the APC to turned Nigeria into a one party state. He described those supporting Alimodu Sheriff as enemies of Nigeria and vowed that Nigeria would not end up in a one state system.
He stated further that “Sheriff has said he can no longer work with Jonathan or any of the PDP leaders. This is an indication that he prefers working with the opposition in order to destroy the PDP.”