Ado-ekiti—Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has advocated the conduct of primary election among the national chairmanship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Southwest zone, so as to have a solid front in the coming national convention of the party.
Contrary to insinuations that he is aversed to the national chairmanship position of the party coming to the South West, the governor said he would never work against the interest of any aspirant or interest of the zone.
He stated this over the weekend when the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, visited him at the Government House, Ado Ekiti.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, he quoted the governor as saying that presenting one contestant would brighten the chances of the zone in clinching the position at the national convention of the party.
The statement reads: “We need to get a consensus candidate from our zone to clinch the post. We should not go to the convention a divided house. I see nothing bad if we get all the delegates from the Southwest to vote in a shadow election for their preferred candidate. Then whoever emerges would be supported by all during the convention.”
In his remarks, Otunba Daniel, who is among the chairmanship aspirants, said he had all it takes to lead the PDP.
Daniel said he was in support of Governor Fayose’s suggestion of a primary among the aspirants from the zone.