- The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for the July 14 Ekiti governorship election has picked a 39-year-old as his running mate
- 39-year-old Kazeem Deji-Ogunsakin who was the immediate past chairman of Ado Ekiti local government is currently the head of Due Process unit at the governor’s office
- Ogunsakin is a graduate of Economics and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration
Prof Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, has picked 39-year-old Kazeem Deji-Ogunsakin as his running mate.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogunsakin, a native of Ado Ekiti, is the immediate past chairman of Ado Ekiti local government.
He is currently the head of Due Process unit at the governor’s office.
The PDP chairman in the state, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase, told newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Friday that the decision to pick Ogunsakin, a young banker, was reached after consultations with stakeholders.
He added that: “The choice of the 39-year-old economist and banker was informed by the need to involve the younger generation in governance of the state in line with global trend.
“It is also our belief that Ado Ekiti, being the state capital with the largest voting population, deserves consideration for deputy governorship position.
“It was also to give the Muslim community in the state a sense of belonging.”
Ogunsakin is a graduate of Economics from Ekiti state University, Ado Ekiti, and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of Lagos.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that wife of Ekiti state governor, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, on Friday, May 11, urged the people of the state to pray for the success of the July 14 governorship election in the state.
She spoke on Friday during a courtesy visit of the management of Ekiti state University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH ) to her office in Ado-Ekiti.
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