Fayose’s aides join PDP spokesman Adeyeye’s camp ahead of 2018 governorship election
- Some loyalists of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti have pitched their tent with Prince Dayo Adeyeye ahead of 2018 governorship election in the state
- Fayose had endorsed his deputy as PDP sole candidate for the incoming election
- But Adeyeye described the adoption as a huge joke and comedy staged to entertain the people of Ekiti state
Some loyalists of Ekiti state Governor Ayo Fayose have moved to the camp of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.
The Nation reports that among those who dumped the governor are: former Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Deji Adesua; former factional House of Assembly Speaker, Dele Olugbemi; and a Special Assistant, Alhaji Musa Kanga.
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Legit.ng gathered that they were among thousands of supporters, who welcomed Adeyeye on Thursday September 14 to his campaign office on Ikere road, and staged a road show for him.
Kanga led scores of fellow Hausa PDP members in the state, pledging their loyalty and support for Adeyeye’s governorship ambition.
Other ethnic nationalities that identified with the aspirant are: the Urhobo, the Idoma and the Igbo.
Addressing reporters after meeting his supporters, Adeyeye said many prominent party members holding government and party posts would soon join him ahead of the primary.
The aspirant described the September 6 adoption of Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola as “a huge joke and comedy staged to entertain the people of Ekiti state”.
The PDP National Caretaker Committee Publicity Secretary described Olusola’s adoption, which was masterminded by Fayose, as an “irresponsible impunity that has no force of the law”.
He expressed confidence that the national leadership of the party will conduct a free, fair, transparent and credible primary to produce PDP’s flag bearer for the 2018 poll.
Adeyeye said: “What happened last week at the Government House was a huge joke and an alawada (comedy) in which somebody just decided to entertain the people.
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“That was an irresponsible step to take. This is because if you are a leader, you should be the first person to obey the law and not the first person to break the law. You should not do something that will break the party.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Fayose said that he owed anybody apology over the adoption of his deputy for the coming election in Ekiti state.
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