Former governor Ayodele Fayose has asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State to forgive him.
He made the plea while speaking at his Afao Ekiti country home at a peace meeting he convened with party members across the 16 local governments.
The former governor urged party members to put the past behind them for the good of the PDP.
According to Fayose, nothing should be too much a sacrifice for anyone to make to reposition the PDP for future elections.
He said: “We are on a mission to reposition the party because truly we need a new attitude as members of this party. We must tell ourselves the truth that there is nothing to share in failure and we must join hands to achieve something tangible. I know some persons are aggrieved and I know we are humans. I apologise to all those that I have offended.
”Let us come together in unity for this our party not to die in this state. That is my priority as the leader. I am doing this after one year of leaving office just to allow the present All Progressives Congress (APC) to display what they have for the people and you can all see for yourselves. I am not here for my selfish interest but just to ensure this party does not fail.”
The PDP chieftain also apologised to Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP-Ekiti South) over any issue they might have had in the past.
He also congratulated Olujimi over her recent victory at the Appeal Court over Adebayo Adedayo.
”Everybody should come back to the party. I am open to reconciliation. If Sen. Biodun Olujimi calls you for meeting tomorrow, go there and listen to her. All of us are leaders, don’t let us factionalise this party. I am congratulating her (Olujimi) and I don’t have any issue with her and I am sorry for what happened in the past,” Fayose said.