Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:05 pm
*Fayose did not attend Ijebu-Igbo scheduled meeting
Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has appealed to leaders of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in South West to embrace peace to enable the party move forward.
The governor who spoke on Wednesday in Akure at a meeting of PDP leaders in the South West, stressed the need for all party members to come together as one big family.
“Our mission is to get our acts together and recreate the nature of politics in the South West.
“There is no alternative to unity in the South West at this time.
“The time has come not to think of how right you are, but how prepared you are to take on the challenges facing us,’’ he said.
He noted that the differences between him and Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose had been put to rest in the interest of the region and the future of the party.
Fayose who spoke said the party need to forge ahead and be united in order to move forward.
He said that he was willing to support any interest that would meet the highest goals of the South West even if he would be adversely affected.
Fayose said that he would continue to speak boldly against injustice, so long as he was speaking the truth.
PDP chieftains that attended the meeting included: Bode George, Ebenezer Babatope, Iyiola Omisore, Doyin Okupe, Jimi Agbaje, Mulikat Adeola-Akande, Jumoke Akinjide, Debo Anisulowo, among others.