The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun moves to bring an end to the rift between Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, and Ayodele Fayose, former Ekiti governor.
Fayose and Makinde have been at loggerheads over the leadership of the party in the south-west zone.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the national working committee (NWC) of the party held an extensive meeting on reconciliation efforts in the south-west.
According to Ologbondiyan, the NWC resolved to hold a meeting, which will have top party officials, members of the Bukola Saraki-led reconciliation and strategic committee, as well as Makinde and Fayose in attendance.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after an extensive meeting has scaled up processes for reconciliation and as it affects South West Zonal Congress of the party,” the statement reads.
“The NWC resolved as follows: That beyond the legal conundrum in our party’s formation in the zone, the PDP must win the South West.
“Consequent upon this, the NWC further resolved that a meeting comprising of the National Chairman, the Deputy National Chairman, the National Secretary, the Senator Bukola Saraki-led Reconciliation and Strategic Committee, Governor Seyi Makinde, and former Governor Ayo Fayose, be held immediately for urgent resolution of all issues concerning the South West.
“The NWC will meet on the outcome of this reconciliation meeting after 24 hours.”
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