Lere Olayinka, a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, has strongly criticized fellow party members who are advocating for the suspension of former Governor of the State, Ayo Fayose.
In a statement released on Thursday, Olayinka, who also contested as a House of Representatives candidate for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency in the last election, did not mince words. He accused some members of the party of being adversely affected by the outcomes of recent elections.
Olayinka went on to assert that the PDP in the State has experienced a decline in its “political influence,” attributing this downturn to inadequate leadership provided by certain individuals he referred to as ‘political almajiris,’ a term implying political opportunists.
He said, “I would have ignored those people whose horizon is not beyond noise making to attract the usual political Kobo Kobo.
“However, it has become necessary to let them know that their period of harvest has ended and they need to look for something else to do.
“This is a party that has lost its political steam and those presently controlling it should begin the shedding of their garments of arrogance so that the party can be prevented from total collapse.
“It is either the political almajiris in Ekiti, who have never won any election without Fayose, are yet to realize that unlike before, no one is struggling to be member of the PDP or they are just playing to the gallery so that their political ATM can make available the usual crumbs.”