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We won’t leave PDP to Fayose – Sheriff’s loyalists

•Faction denies defection to Mega Party

Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members loyal to the deposed National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, have said they will not leave the party after the July 12 Supreme Court judgment, which handed the party’s control to Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

Speaking under the aegis of PDP Elders’ Forum, the politicians denied speculations that they were moving to Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN).

They maintained that they would not quit the house they laboured hard to build.

The politicians distanced themselves from the newly-formed MPN which was unveiled in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, few days ago.

They said the alleged defection was “the decision of a few members to pitch their tent with the new party without adequate consultation with the leaders of the PDP”.

The forum said PDP members in the state should remain in the party, adding that the verdict of the Supreme Court had not affected the state chapter in a way that would necessitate defection to another party.

Rising from a meeting on Saturday hosted by the first state’s party chairman and former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Chief Clement Awoyelu, the forum members resolved to work hard for the party’s victory ahead of next year’s governorship election.

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