Fresh PDP members are charlatans–Fayose


The governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the formation of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the name Fresh PDP saying those behind the splinter group are charlatans.

Speaking while hosting the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, Fayose said the Fresh PDP members ought to have been arrested and thrown into jail for disturbing public peace.

In a press statement issued by his chief press secretary,   Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor said:   “In a civilised society those parading themselves as Fresh PDP members should have been clamped into jail. They are simply charlatans. I won’t be surprised and we are doing investigations to know those who are behind them.

“In a society like Nigeria, where we need a virile opposition, we need to continually put the government of the day on its toes for them to know that Nigeria is greater than all of us, some miscreants would just issue press statement and say they are a splinter group or whatever they call themselves.

“I urge Nigerians to ignore them. When I saw them on the internet, they were faceless people I could not recognise, so they remain a set of jobless people and miscreants.”

As speculation is rife that the splinter PDP is sponsored by some aggrieved members who lost at party’s national convention held recently in Abuja, Prof. Tunde Adeniran who vied for the chairmanship position of the party has distanced himself from the group.

Adeniran, who spoke through the director of his campaign organisation, Mr. Shehu Garban, in Abuja advised anyone who had genuine grievance to express same freely but cautioned that he should not be linked to the group.

He said he did not send anyone to the group.

“We do not know them. They don’t represent us and we have nothing to do with them.  Whoever is there doesn’t represent us,” he added.

It would be recalled that five-man faction led by Prince Obi Nwosu opened a ‘new’ secretariat of the party Abuja on Wednesday.

The others are Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin Duru and Franklyne Edede.

Nwosu said that members of the national working committee of his group would be announced in January 2018 adding that the “Fresh PDP” is “emerging due to the imposition of a unity list on members on December 9, 2017.”

The Fresh PDP ‘leader’ who did not state how state how he was chosen said his group was not happy with the outcome of the national convention which produced the new national officers for the party.







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