In a bid to reconcile the warring parties in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West geopolitical zone of the country, a meeting has been scheduled to hold between the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, in Ibadan on Thursday.
It was gathered that the meeting will hold at the Oyo State Government House, with PDP leaders on the side of Fayose as well as those with Governor Makinde in attendance.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike will also be in attendance.
It can be recalled that Makinde and Fayose has been in the news in the past months over the leader of the party in South west.
The battle, which has lingered for some months, had even recently seen the aides of the two engaging in a war of words on social media.
Fayose had in Lagos insisted that Makinde was not the PDP leader in the South-West, noting that leadership should be earned and not for anyone as a title.
The ex-governor spoke while receiving prominent members of the party who paid him a solidarity visit.
The delegation was led by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South District in the National Assembly.
Fayose said an ex-Ondo State Information Commissioner, Dr Eddy Olafeso, should be the next PDP National Vice Chairman (West), saying this was the agreement made in Makinde’s house at Ibadan, Oyo State.
“Governor Makinde is not my leader. He is my follower. Respect should beget respect. I have been a warrior. They thought I will be with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission now. But, I am surviving,” he said.