A prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Lere Olayinka, has characterized those advocating for the suspension of former governor Ayodele Fayose from the party as “political almajiris seeking unavailable lifeline.”
In a statement released on Thursday, Olayinka expressed his amusement at the individuals spearheading this call, emphasizing that they need to come to terms with the reality that elections have concluded, and the era of financial largesse is no longer available.
Olayinka, who contested for a seat in the House of Representatives during the last general elections, emphasized that the PDP should prioritize efforts towards reconciliation within the party.
He said, “The PDP of today is a party that should be going to people’s houses to beg them to return to active participation in the party. It is a party that has lost its political steam and those at present controlling it should begin the shedding of their garments of arrogance so that the party can be prevented from total collapse.
“It is either the political almajiris in Ekiti, who have never won any election without Fayose are yet to realise that unlike before, no one is struggling to be a member of the PDP or they are just playing to the gallery so that their political ATM can make available the usual crumbs.”