Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti state, has denied plans to attend a reconciliation meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday, March 5, 2021.
Fayose and Makinde have polarised the Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a result of their differences.
Reporters At Large gathered that both party leaders have been supporting different factions as they have nominated different men and women for party positions in the forthcoming zonal congress of the party in the southwest.
In a bid to reconcile the two leaders, ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun State has reportedly convened a peace meeting.
His earlier meetings in South-West states had been shunned by Fayose supporters, who alleged that any meeting called by Oyinlola “is self-serving and for personal gains.”
While reacting to reports that he would be attending a reconciliation meeting with Makinde, Fayose tweeted, “My attention has been drawn to a publication that I will attend a reconciliation meeting by former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, today (Friday).
“Let me state clearly that I have no business with Prince Oyinlola’s so-called reconciliation.”
The crisis between Fayose and Makinde started over the latter’s role in the Ekiti PDP crisis as well as the leadership of the party in the South-West.
The strife, which has lingered for some months, had even recently seen the aides of the two engaging in a war of words on social media.
Fayose had insisted that Makinde was not the PDP leader in the South-West, noting that leadership should be earned and not for anyone as a title.