The Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in Ekiti State, Mrs Biodun Olujimi, has said Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde is welcomed in Ekiti state anytime he decides to visit the state.
Reacting to a threat by former Governor Ayodele Fayose who warned Makinde to stay clear of the state, Olujimi who spoke in Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti on Thursday while distributing empowerment materials to her constituents, thanked her faction of the party in the state for adopting the Oyo Governor as leader of the party in the south west region.
She said, “I thank all of you for adopting governor Seyi Makinde as the leader of the party in the southwest. That was what we did when Governor Ayodele Fayose was the sole governor in the zone.
“Former Governor Fayose is a leader of the PDP and one of the many of the PDP leaders that we have in the southwest. He is not the only leader and former governors, there were many.
“So, governor Makinde was adopted, because he is a decent, understanding and knowledgeable person. The southwest NASS caucus had adopted him. I heard Fayose said the caretaker in the zone has not been allowed to function, why should he say that? Because he too had strangulated the caretaker committee we have in Ekiti.
“What has Makinde done? He said we should wait and resolve this crisis before conducting the congresses because no individual can run Ekiti and deliver.
“Let me say this, Governor Seyi Makinde is welcomed in Ekiti anytime. He should even come now so that we can celebrate him. Fayose’s comment was just an empty threat.
“We say unequivocally that Governor Seyi Makinde is the leader of the zone. Why should the party allow Fayose to conduct the congresses without following due process? We will resist a man who contributed to the failure of our party in Ekiti and the zone. We are resolute to rescue the party”.
Empowerment Materials distributed by the Senator were: 480 deep freezers, 250 sewing machines, 220 motorcycles, carrier machines, solar panel, cash, 250 drying machines, 220 laptops, 6 carry -go tricycles, among others.