The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has intensified efforts aimed at reconciling warring factions in the Ekiti State chapter of the party.
The intervention of the NWC is meant to prevent the defection of some party leaders to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sources in the party in Abuja and Ekiti said the Prince Uche Secondus-led NWC took the option of reconciliation rather than applying punitive measures to prevent the crisis from getting out of hand. The party hopes to retain the state in the 2018 governorship election in the state.
The move, however, is coming on the heels of a plan by the Idowu Faleye led group to go ahead with its plan to sanction some members of the State Working Committee (SWC).
The acting State Chairman, Idowu Faleye, was suspended by the factional chairman of the party, Mr. Tunde Olatunde, over alleged sundry issues among which is the manner he emerged as the chairman, following the elevation of Makanjuola Ogundipe as the Vice-Chairman, South- West of the party. In retaliation, Faleye also suspended Olatunde and four other members of the SWC.