Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Former Senate Minority Leader, Olujimi denies plans to leave PDP

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Former Senate Minority Leader Biodun Olujimi has denied speculations she was planning to dump the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Olujimi, who described the alleged plan as figment of imagination of mischief makers, said she remains a committed member of the PDP and would never dump the opposition party under any guise.

Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the PDP chieftain alleged the speculation was handiwork of former Governor Ayodele Fayose, who she said is bent on smearing her ‘soaring political relevance’ in Ekiti PDP and at the national level.

The lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District said Fayose and his cohorts had resorted to campaign of calumny because she was opposed to his tyrannical and dictatorial style in the management of Ekiti PDP.

She added that Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the party, even when she has given her best to the growth and service of both the party and the state.

Olujimi, who dismissed the claim that she was trying to hijack Ekiti PDP from the ex-governor, said she was prevailed upon by some concerned leaders of the party across the 16 Council areas of the state to provide leadership that was lacking in the state chapter.