Ekiti PDP Primary: Olujimi Steps Down For Adeyeye

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The decision of Olujimi, who was also a former deputy governor between December 2005 and October 2006 to Gov. Ayo Fayose, was viewed by many as a strategy to ensure that the governor's candidate and his deputy, Prof.

He said he was privileged to be the first gubernatorial candidate to be issued certificate of return, saying "this means that we have won the July 14 election".

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor on Tuesday, polled 1,190 votes to defeat his close rival and former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye, who got a total votes of 771.

"I want to assure our national leaders that Ekiti is for PDP. I appeal to them in the overall interest of the party to work for our common goal".

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"We are aware of the plans of the interlopers who wanted to grab power through the backdoor". Let them bring money, let them bring violence, Ekiti people will resist them.

He charged any member of the party desiring to fly the flag of the party at any level to return to the grassroots and market themselves "because in a rebranded PDP, ticket is not given in party offices but by the people in the field". "I'm very much satisfied with the process and by the grace of God whoever wins, we are going to support whoever emerges".

"Ekiti state remains a stronghold of the PDP as demonstrated in our sweeping victory in the December 2017 council polls, which evidences our party's popularity not only in Ekiti state but also in the entire Southwest, where we will soon retake all our original states and the nation at large".

Fayose urged all the political parties to emulate the PDP in organising a peaceful, credible, free and fair primary.

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He said that PDP National Working Committee, led by Prince Uche Secondus, had shown impunity and imposition of candidates red card.

The chairman of the primary committee and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, shortly after voting ended, sought the views of both aspirants on the conduct of the primaries.

The chairman of the party in statement from his media office signed by Ike Abonyi, on Wednesday, said the real victor from the exercise is democracy and not any individual as the PDP family in Ekiti would be healthier from the primary.

The ad hoc representatives consist of the three delegates elected from each of the wards in the state.Already, three aspirants had been cleared by the PDP Screening Committee for the exercise.

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