Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose recently rejected Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko as Chairman of the party’s Governors’ Forum.
Fayose rallied some other governors in the party to kick against Mimiko’s emergence. He equally petitioned the national leadership of the party to intervene before the matter degenerates into a full blown crisis.
A source at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja was quoted to have confirmed the receipt of the petition against Mimiko while the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) will be meeting the party’s governors today to ironing out the matter.
Fayose and his colleagues based their objection on the fact Mimiko defected to the PDP only last year. They also said only six of the party’s thirteen ( 13) Governors and two deputies were present.
Former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio , was the pioneer Chairman of the Forum, a position he relinquished at the expiration of his tenure on May 29.