The emergence of Gov Fayose as chairman PDP Governors have been described as a good omen for PDP by two Lagos lawmakers.
The Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers, Jude Idimogu and Olusola Sokunle made this known on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
The lawmakers, in separate interviews with the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that Fayose’s experience should be used to unite the party and form a vibrant opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Olusola Sokunle, the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties and Inter government Relations said, “It is a good omen for the party; we need to congratulate Fayose.
“Now that Fayose is the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, what should be the priority is to find a way of settling all rancour in the party.
“They should not create more, other than to resolve all crises within the party. By so doing, we will be able to have rest of mind in the party.
“As it is today, let me be frank with you, nobody is happy with what is happening in PDP being the ruling party for 16,years and all of a sudden everything is in disarray.
“Let’s be realistic, if Fayose wants to perform well, he should find a way of settling the crisis in the party.”
He said that the party would not get itself right until people in the party sheath their swords and come together.
Another lawmaker, Mr Jude Idimogu, representing Oshodi/Isolo II at the Assembly, described the choice of Fayose as a wise one.
“Fayose is the oldest among the governors and this makes him the most experienced. He is not only bold and courageous, but also on the side of the poor masses.
“He (Fayose) is outspoken and is a committed leader of the party. Fayose deserves it. We need people like him that are outspoken.
“Meanwhile, the urgent task ahead of him is to see how all stakeholders in the party can come together as a united family.
“Fayose should ensure that concerted effort is geared towards reconciling all factions especially at the top. This is a big issue; it is key,” he said.
The lawmaker said that the party had to pay urgent attention to re-unification to be able to regain power at the federal level in 2019.
According to him, Fayose should bear in mind that ruling human beings remains the most difficult task ever.
Idimogu urged PDP members at the National Assembly and all stakeholders in the party to support Fayose to move the party forward.
NAN reports that Fayose, the Ekiti State governor, was elected on Thursday by the PDP Governors Forum as chairman.
Fayose has since met with some stakeholders in the party including former governor of Ogun, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana and former governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje.