A fresh crisis appears to be brewing in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has rejected Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko as chairman of the party’s Governors’ Forum.
Fayose has rallied some other governors in the party to kick against Mimiko’s emergence.
He has petitioned the national leadership of the party to intervene before the matter degenerates into a full blown crisis.
A source at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja was quoted to have confirmed the receipt of the petition against Mimiko. The party’s National Working Committee (NWC) will be meeting the party’s governors today to ironing out the matter.
The aggrieved governors were said to have protested that the choice of Mimiko did not follow due process on grounds that Mimiko defected to the PDP only last year.
Mimiko emerged chairman of the Forum last week the governors’ meeting in Abuja, where only six of the party’s 13 governors and two deputies were present.
Former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio is the pioneer chairman of the Forum, a position he relinquished at the expiration of his tenure on May 29.