Senator Kashamu Buruji has said the appointment of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti State, as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum with bring the party to ruin.
Once an ally of Fayose, Buruji has emerged one of his bitter critics within the PDP.
In his statement, Buruji, said Fayose’s appointment would further polarise the party.
“It is not that his emergence as the Chairman of the Forum means anything to me. But as a committed and loyal party man, it gives me great concern that instead of taking steps that will foster peace and unity, we are doing things that will widen the gap and cause more unity.
“Those who chose him should have a rethink in the interest of the party that is striving hard to return to power. His brother-governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, whose tenure he purportedly continued as Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, is a cool-headed and balanced character.
“What happened at the end of the day? The party broke on his head when he overreached himself in the South West as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum at the behest of Governor Fayose.
“Fayose had always wanted to be the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum. That was why he had some resentment towards Mimiko upon his emergence as the Chairman of the Forum in 2015”.
He added the PDP governors cannot be led by Fayose, who is “divisive and unstable character like Governor Fayose who snaps at the slightest provocation”.
“How can our respected leaders stay aloof and allow this to happen when they are aware of the genesis of the crisis in the party – Fayose’s and Mimiko’s unbridled ambition to impose their will on the party and ride roughshod over all other stakeholders of the party in the South West?”