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Ekiti News reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ekiti State chapter is facing a fresh crisis ahead of the state congresses.

Some members of the State Working Committee accused the State Chairman, Chief Agboola Alaba, of failing to carry the executives along in decision making.

The SWC members claimed that Alaba was running the party like his personal property without recourse to other executive members.

This was contained in a statement released by some SWC members in Ado-Ekiti.

The statement was signed by Lanre Omolase (Deputy Chairman), Mrs. Funmilayo Ogun Secretary), Aare Amerijoye (Youth Leader), Abeni Olayinka (Organizing Secretary), Sunday Olowolafe (Legal Adviser), Funsho Afolayan (Northern senatorial chairman), Chief Folashade Akintade (Auditor), Chief Paul Oluwole (Treasurer), Gani Bakare (Fin. Secretary) and Ojo Gold (Central senatorial chairman).

The statement reads: “It is clear that the chairman has continuously violated the ethical standards expected of SWC members, and has flagrantly flouted party rules. The incorrect notion that he is the sole administrator of the party, without consulting the SWC must be corrected without further delay.

“The chairman may need to engage in extensive consultation, particularly by tapping into the knowledge and experience of the Party Working Committees at the National and Zonal levels, in order to know how to make informed decisions in collaboration with the members of the State Working Committee.

“As members dedicated to the progress and success of the PDP in Ekiti State, we urge him to adjust his leadership style to meet the trust and expectations of our members. Therefore, we have collectively agreed to issue this warning to the chairman for him to be mindful of the consequences of his actions.”

However, Agboola denied allegations of him taking unilateral decisions on behalf of the party and promoting factions.

The PDP Chairman explained that the party constitution and guidelines did not provide for one man to run the affairs of the party, saying that the contests and agitations were expected in a political party especially ahead of the scheduled congresses.

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