Ekiti: Prof. Olusola Beats Adeyeye, Olujimi to Emerge PDP Guber Candidate

Governor Ayo Fayose with his deputy Prof. Kolapo Olusola

Governor Ayo Fayose with his deputy Prof. Kolapo Olusola

The Peoples Democratic Party has vowed to resist any attempt to disrupt or cause crises at the governorship election primary of the party, coming up on Tuesday.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known when he briefed newsmen on preparations for the primary in Abuja on Monday.

Eleka on Tuesday emerged victor of the PDP governorship primary held in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. "I appeal to them in the overall interest of the party to work for our common goal". It is has showcased, once again, the growing internal democracy in our party.

Already, three aspirants have been cleared by the PDP Screening Committee for the primaries of the party.

NAN also reports that accreditation for the 2,092 delegates cutting across 177 wards, who are eligible to participate in Tuesday's PDP primary, began at about 11:30 am after it was delayed by a downpour with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta leading the congress committee.

Meanwhile, one of the governorship aspirants in the PDP primary, and Senator representing the Ekiti South in the Senate, Abiodun Olujimi has stepped down for the former Minister of State for Work, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.

The party's spokesman noted that the three aspirants are happy with arrangements for the primary, because the national leadership of the party has operated by the rules and guidelines of the party.

Nevertheless, he said Governor Tanko Al-Makura and other members of the primaries committee would handle the exercise. They are leaders of the party irrespective of what has happened before this primary.

She said "for the benefit of our party, I offer myself as a sacrificial lamb to make our party great".

"Our primary was contested by credible individuals of proven integrity and credentials, who exhibited the highest level of selflessness throughout the exercise", the PDP noted in a statement on Wednesday.

"I commend the aspirants for their exemplary sportsmanship".

"The state governor once said his deputy was his anointed, and that nobody could stand against him; it was the two of us, me and Adeyeye, that had the courage that came out to challenge him".

Ekweremadu also called on the people of Ekiti State to continue to support the PDP.

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