BY GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO EKITI — The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State has assured that its gubernatorial candidate for 2014 governorship election will emerge through free and fair primaries.
The party therefore disowned those aspirants claiming they were anointed candidates.
Rising from a meeting of the party leaders from the Central Senatorial District of the state at Iyin Ekiti, yesterday, the PDP leaders assured both the aspirants and the teeming supporters that all the gubernatorial aspirants will be subjected to primaries where the candidate of the party will emerge.
Former Commissioner in the Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, Chief Femi Balogun, who was the chairman at the meeting, urged party leaders in the senatorial districts to eschew sentiments and work towards presenting a credible candidate for the party.
Also speaking, the National Patron of the PDP National Youth Vanguard, Ambassador Gbenga Olofin said party members should bear it in mind that the party’s flag-bearer in the 2014 election will emerge through primary election.
Olofin, who said no aspirant had been anointed as the candidate, added that, “Our leaders at the national level are not going to impose anyone on us. We are the ones that will choose our governorship candidate and we must make sure that we choose a candidate that no one can rubbish in terms of credibility.”
In a related development, Afenifere chieftain and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has described the visit made to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo by leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as further demonstration of the party’s shameless hypocrisy and desperation for power.
He said: “By going to woo former President Obasanjo, a man they had called several unprintable names to come and join their party, the APC people have further demonstrated that they lack any clear cut ideology and are only interested in taking over governance in Nigeria for their selfish gains.”