By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP South West), Taofeek Arapaja, has denied the allegation making the rounds that the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, had prevailed on him to visit former Governor Ayodele Fayose, after the former governor consistently pleaded that he should be visited.
In a press statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and publicity to the PDP National Vice Chairman (South West), Bamitale Ibrahim, and made available to journàlists, Arapaja described the information as the handiwork of mischief makers who are fanning the embers of discord within the party.
He maintained that his visit to the former Ekiti State Governor was part of his effort to seek support for the unification of the party, disclosing that Fayose’s warm reception to him and his team was a declaration that he is open to true reconciliation so as to move the party forward.
According to him, neither the National Chairman of the Party nor former Governor Fayose initiated this move for reconciliation, adding that it was borne out of the initiative of the South West executives to unify the party in line with the campaign promises.