Leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are mounting pressure on the lawmaker representing Ekiti South, Sen. Biodun Olujimi, not to dump the party, The Nation learnt yesterday.
It was gathered that the leaders had been working to prevent Olujimi from leaving the PDP.
The Nation learnt that high profile meetings of politicians involving PDP governors and some senators were held to discuss the way forward on how to prevent losing the ex-Senate minority leader to other parties.
Sources said former governor Ayodele Fayose and the Southwest Vice Chairman of the party, Soji Adagunodo, had reached out to her to make her have a rethink.
A source close to Olujimi, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our reporter that Fayose and Adagunodo had contacted her, appealing to her not to dump the PDP.
“Efforts are on to prevent Sen. Olujimi and her supporters from leaving the PDP. Our leaders within and outside Ekiti State are leaving no stone unturned in a bid to stop her,” the source said.
Contacted on the phone, Olujimi told our reporter that some PDP governors, senators and leaders were mounting pressure on her to jettison her plan.
Asked her next line of action, she said: “We are still meeting. It is not a decision that will be taken in a hurry.” Spokesman for Fayose, Lere Olayinka, confirmed that his principal had reached out to Olujimi and had not given up on her.