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Fayose disowns Dickson committee report, Says; “APC funding Sheriff planned Convention with $1m”

By Lere Olayinka
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Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party

(PDP) Governors' Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has reiterated his support

for the decision of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee

to appeal the Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt judgement on the

leadership of the party, saying; “There cannot be any meaningful

reconciliation with an impossible character like Senator Ali Modu

Sheriff who is obviously working for political interests different

from that of the PDP.”
The governor said he was aware that well over $1 million had been

provided by the APC to fund the convention being planned by the

Sheriff group while adequate security will also be provided by the

security agencies that are now more like part of the APC. This is

being done so as to sustain the party’s plot to turn Nigeria to a one

party State.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and

New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor, who said he was reacting in

his capacity as the governor of Ekiti State to the submission of

report of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led reconciliation committee to

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, said; "all constitutionally recognised

organs of the party, including staff of the national secretariat are

with the Markafi led Caretaker Committee and since political party is

about membership, Sheriff will continue to carry with himself the

burden of lack of legitimacy."
The governor, who said he had nothing against Governor Dickson, added

that; “I respect Governor Dickson, he is my brother and he is entitled

to his own personal opinion just as I am entitled to mine. But I must

state it categorically that no genuine lover of the PDP will take part

in a convention sponsored by the APC.”
Governor Fayose, who said implementation of the Dickson Committee

report was beyond Sheriff, noted that; “assuming but not conceding

that the report is acceptable, can Sheriff even implement it? Where

will he find seven serving governors, seven former ministers, etc?”

Governor Fayose reiterated that no meaningful reconciliation can be

done with Senator Sheriff, adding that; "With APC calling for support

for Sheriff, it should be clear to all genuine lovers of the PDP who

are behind the crisis in the party."
He said; “I am speaking for myself and the entire people of Ekiti

State that I represent; we won’t be part of any PDP convention

sponsored by the APC and I must state categorically that Sheriff is

being sponsored 100 percent by the APC.
“We therefore remain undaunted in our support for the Markafi

committee and its decision to approach the Supreme Court to challenge

the Appeal Court, Port-Harcourt judgement.”