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Adeyeye does to Fayose what Fayose did to Adeyeye
« on: September 27, 2017, 08:50:25 PM »
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state will declare for president this Thursday but his battle to win his party’s ticket will be tough as he is seeking to go against the consensus. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated the fact that its presidential ticket for 2019 has been zoned to the north.

Who else to make the point than Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, who has described Fayose’s decision to contest as “breaking the decisions of the party.”

Back Story: Even though Adeyeye was just restating what the PDP had already agreed on since July 2017, the publicity secretary must have relished bursting Fayose’s bubble. Adeyeye hails from Ekiti and wants to succeed Fayose as governor of the state next year. However his candidacy was dealt a big blow when Fayose rallied PDP stakeholders in the state to endorse his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola. Adeyeye has repeatedly described the governor’s move as illegal.

Uphill for Adeyeye; uphill for Fayose: Fayose told Adeyeye and other aspirants protesting against his support for his deputy, that they are free to contest the PDP primary in the state. However, it would be a tall order for them considering the calibre of people who Fayose got to endorse his deputy. Among those who endorsed Olusola are: 177 councillors, 177 ward chairmen, 16 local government party chairmen, 16 local council chairmen, chairmen and members of boards and corporations, State Executive Council (Exco) members, House of Assembly members, serving and former members of PDP State Working Committee (SWC) and an ex-deputy governor. Those are people who will form a bulk of the delegates in the primary.

However, it would also be a tall order for Fayose to go against the tide of his party and win its ticket in 2019 considering the consensus that the candidate should come from the North.

Adeyeye on Fayose’s presidential aspiration: “The highest organ of the party, which is the national convention, zoned the presidential ticket of the PDP to the North. That has not changed. The same national convention zoned the position of the national chairman to the South. The convention has yet to change any of these two. Those decisions are binding on all members of the party.  Nobody can alter these decisions.”

- The Scoop NG


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