NATIONAL Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and the former Senate President, Senator David Mark, yesterday, visited Ekiti State to resolve the crisis rocking the party in the state.
The PDP leaders urged the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who is backing his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola in his succession plan and other aspirants, like the former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and the Senator representing Ekiti South, Mrs Biodun Olujimi to bury the acrimony and work together in the interest of the party.
The meeting, held at AB Foundation hall located in Adebayo area, was attended by PDP supporters, particularly those loyal to all the aggrieved aspirants.
Addressing the party members, Secondus said the party will conduct a free, fair and credible primary to stabilize the PDP to enable it to retain the state.
Secondus said: “I assure you once again, there will be transparency and the process would not cheat anybody. I urge you to join the leaders to work together to ensure a free and fair transparent primary, eminent Nigerian are conducting the primary.
“We urge you to remain calm. We also urge INEC and security agents not to be partial but to defend democracy. From here, we are moving to other parts of the country for sensitization.”