Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has pleaded with members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to forgive him.
Fayose, as a leader of the PDP, pleaded for forgiveness in his Afao-Ekiti home during a peace meeting he convened with party members across the 16 local government areas of the state.
He appealed to all aggrieved members who he might have wronged when he was governor stating that the party must reposition ahead of future elections.
Fayose said, “We are on a mission to repositioning the party because truly we need a new attitude as members of this party. We must tell ourselves the truth that there is nothing to share in failure and we must join hands to achieve something tangible.
” I know some persons are aggrieved and I know we are humans. I apologize to all those that I have offended; let us come together in unity for this our party not to die in this state. That is my priority as the leader.
” I am doing this after one year I left office just to allow the present All Progressives Congress to display what they have for the people and you can all see for yourselves. I am not here for my selfish interest but just to ensure this party does not fail.”
He then officially congratulated Senator Biodun Olujimi on her recent victory as the lawmaker representing Ekiti South senatorial district, noted that she remains the leader of the party in the state.
Fayose said, “Everybody should come back to the party. I am open to reconciliation.
“If Senator Biodun Olujimi calls you for meeting tomorrow, go there and listen to her. All of us are leaders, don’t let us factionalise this party.
“I am congratulating her and I don’t have any issue with her and I am sorry for what happened in the past.”