Atiku  Distances Self From Ekiti PDP Leadership Crisis 

A political group  tagged : ‘The  Atiku Mobilisers’ (TAM) has  regretted the  leadership crisis rocking the Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) urging the National Working Committee (NWC) to wade in.
The group which made up of prominent members of the PDP in Ekit is  rooting for the 2023  presidency of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and People’s Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate.
Prominent among the signatories are: former Assembly Speaker and Acting Governor, Hon Tunji Odeyemi, former Deputy Governor Sikuru Lawal, former PDP State Chairmen, Makanjuola Ogundipe and Idowu Faleye, former Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mofupe Alade,a former Commissioner, Segun Akinwumi, among others.
In a  communique issued after its meeting held in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday and signed by 22 members ,the group said neither the group nor its principal has anything to do with the internal crisis in Ekiti APC.
The communique reads “Rising from today’s meeting, we observed with dismay the unhealthy political situation in our party , where two factions are rearing their ugly heads.
“We make bold to say that the unity of our party to deliver on its victory in 2023   is paramount to our group. To this end, our group is not in support of any of the factions presently constituted. More than before, our party needs peace in Ekiti State.
“We cannot encourage the factionalisation of our party at this election year. We therefore resolved that the situation must be called to order.
“The NWC is hereby called to please intervene to douse the lingering tension.
“Our group believes such step would help to sustain the party, and assuage the feelings of the generality of our members in readiness for the 2023 general elections”, the leaders said.
Recall that some members SWC loyal to former Governor Ayodele Fayose, had on Monday announced one Engr. Alaba Agboola, a known protege of Senator Biodun Olujimi as new Chairman of the party.
The position of the Chairman had very vacate since the former occupant Otunba Bisi Kolawole resigned to contest the Jube18 Governorship poll.
However , another meeting convened in Ado Ekiti by anti-Fayose forces in the SWC, the former Chairman of Ado Ekiti Local Government, Hon. Deji Ogunsakin, was named as a factional Chairman.

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