Less than 48 hours after of a verbal war, the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, openly embraced former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George before the commencement of a meeting of the party leaders in Akure on Wednesday. A parallel meeting held in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State as some PDP leaders converged with Chief Shuaibu Oyedokun presiding the occasion. Meanwhile, Fayose has said there was no disagreement between him and Chief Bode George. Speaking on this development, and his relationship with his Ondo State counterpart, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Ayo Fayose said, “For me and Governor Mimiko, we are one and the same on party issues. Do not mind what the newspapers are saying. As for our leaders, Chief Bode George, you can see me sitting next to him on the high table; all what you read in newspapers are just sensationalism to sell them (papers).
“We are bound to agree whether it’s convenient for us or not when it is in the collective interest of the Yoruba race and the party. Chief Bode George will forever remain our leader in the PDP. We are ready to speak as one indivisible members of the same PDP”. The PDP leaders in Akure at the meeting welcomed former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, back to its fold. In attendance at the Akure meeting were Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Jimi Agbaje, former leader of the House of Representatives, Mulikat Adeola-Akande; Chief Saka Balogun, Debo Anisulowo, Chief Jumoke Akinjide, Adeseye Ogunlewe, Adesiyan Jelili, Doyin Okupe, Senator Remi Okunrinboye, Professor Tahoeed Adedoja, Eddy Olafeso, Jide Adeniji, Tajudeen Oladipo, Bisi Jinadu and Bashir Awotorebo, among others.