The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State on Thursday accused former governor Ayodele Fayose of selling the party’s secretariat to himself by proxy.
The party also vowed to sue Fayose, noting that the secretariat which was a collective property of the party members was allegedly sold by the former governor to one of his allies without the knowledge of the state working committee (SWC).
Ekiti State PDP chairman, Barr. Gboyega Oguntuase made the allegation in Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday at a news conference on the recent development in the party.
“The SWC never partook in selling the secretariat, claiming that the former governor forged their signatures,” said the party chairman.
“What he said that we sold the property in collaboration with him, is cruel, untrue and slanderous. I believe that by that statement, he has committed libel on a high scale.
“To the best of my knowledge as chairman of the party, and to the knowledge of many SWC members, we have not sold the secretariat. I want to tell you that any document they say they have, it is an absolute falsehood.
According to Oguntuase, “it is true he approached me to sign a document, but I told him, it was going to be a disservice to the party. I told him I can’t sign and I did not sign. God of heaven knows that that was exactly what transpired in his house. He even asked me what I want to take and I told him I can’t take such a sacrilegious offering.
“Our property, if it has been sold through fraud, shall be recovered through thorough and extensive legal action that will be taken by this party. We have received assurances from loyal party leaders that they are with us.
The PDP chairman noted that “he claims that the property was sold at foundation level, but we monitored the construction up to the second and third floor. So, it is untrue that we have sold the property and if the governor has done it, he should retrace his steps and surrender the document to the party.” (SOLACEBASE)