*Come out on 19th May to honour General Adeyinka Adebayo
Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose, said he will dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the Supreme Court ruling does not favour the Makarfi – led caretaker committee in the leadership face-off with Alhaji Ali Modu Sherrif.
According to a media report by Channels TV, Fayose said this to newsmen on Tuesday while reacting to media reports that he had removed the name and logo of the PDP from his campaign office and mini signposts mounted on Ado and Ikere – Ekiti roads.
Fayose, however, stated that he remains a bona fide member of the PDP until the outcome of the court ruling.
Despite reconciliation efforts, the governor has stated several times that he does not recognise Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the party’s leader.
On the 17th February, a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had ruled that the caretaker committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi was illegal and could not act on behalf of the PDP.
Both factions of the party have been in and out of various courts. Nationwide, the party has remained factionalised and are presently waiting on the verdict of the highest court in the land to give a final position on the matter. This decision is very most likely going to determine the future of the party. The PDP had ruled Nigeria since 1999 until she lost in 2015 to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Meanwhile, the governor also met with youths in the state where he called for more support for his administration and enjoined them to come out en masse on the 19th May to honour the late former Governor of the Southwest region, General Adeyinka Adebayo.