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Fayose: No Apology Calling For PDP NWC's Sack, Demands Evidence Of Funds Released To Him

By Lere Olayinka
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Ekiti State Governor has insisted that his call for the dissolution of the Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in good faith, and in the overall interest of the party, saying; "I have no apology on my position on the NWC because their responsibility as a party does not take away their failure in the last general elections."

The governor, who also challenged the NWC to provide evidence of money

released to him to prosecute the last elections, added that "only N30

million was received for the last two elections and to the glory of

the Almighty God and support of Ekiti people, we won all elections

outrightly. I therefore demand for the mode with which money was

released to me by the NWC."
In a release issued in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, by his Special Assistant

on Public Communications and New Media, Governor Fayose reiterated his

commitment to the PDP, pointing out that if it remained only him in

the party, he would continue to defend its course.
"If it remains only me, I will continue to defend the course of this

party because some people are born to stand up at difficult times, and

I believe I am one such people born to stand up for the PDP at this

difficult time," he said.
Reiterating his call for the dissolution of the NWC, Governor Fayose

said; "In saner climes, when a war commander leads his troupe to an

embarrassing defeat, such commander does not need anyone to tell him

that he needs to leave the war front for another commander to take

over."
While describing the attack on his person by the NWC as unfortunate,

the governor said it was sad that the NWC members, especially the

National Chairman were refusing to allow new people to manage the

party after managing it into its first national electoral failure.

"How do we explain the PDP losing so scandalously in Bauchi State,

despite the presence of the National Chairman, Federal Capital

Territory Minister and the State governor?
"I am even more particular about the National Chairman because he sold

the party to the opposition. I have cogent evidences of his unholy

alliance with the opposition before the elections and if they go any

further, I will expose all his underhand deals.
"I want to say it again that I have no apology for calling for the

resignation of the NWC members, especially the National Chairman.

After all, someone resigned his position as the National Chairman for

Alhaji Mu'azu to assume office.
"Lastly, let me say it categorically that they can only attempt to

destroy this party for the moment, not forever. Sooner or later, they

will all fade away and PDP will rise again," the governor said.