May 14, 2018

Ekiti: Olowoporoku resurfaces, emerges NDCP candidate

Senator Olabode Olowoporoku is dead

Late Senator Olabode Olowoporoku

By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Barely 48 hours after losing out in the Gubernatorial primary of Mega Party of Nigeria, former Second Republic minister, Senator Bode Olowoporoku, has won the ticket of the Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP) for the election.

Olowoporoku, defeated Mr. Kunle Oluwalana, at the primary election of the party conducted in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Monday.

The veteran politician polled 25 votes to beat Oluwalana who received five votes at the primary election in which two delegates from each of the 16 council areas represented other delegates to vote. Olowoporoku was one of the aspirants who contested for the ticket of the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) last Saturday but quit the party citing irregularities in the primary which produced Mr. Sunday Balogun as winner.

He moved to NDCP alongside his supporters shortly after the MPN primary.

The NCDP Founder, Dr. Johnson Edosomwan, described the primary as free, fair and transparent and commended delegates for conducting themselves peacefully throughout the process.

He described Olowoporoku as an experienced and committed grassroots politician capable of winning the next governorship poll.

Edosomwan, who spoke shortly after Olowoporoku was declared winner, said the party was poised to win the Ekiti governorship poll.