- Former attorney general and commissioner for justice in Ekiti state, Owoseni Ajayi says the PDP may lose the state 2018 governorship polls
- He said the party may lose the state if Governor Fayose goes ahead to impose his deputy as the party's sole candidate
- Owoseni claimed that imposition of a governorship candidate could open way for the APC to grab power from PDP
Owoseni Ajayi, former attorney general and commissioner for justice in Ekiti state and a governorship aspirant, warned governor Fayose that the PDP may lose the state if he imposes Dr Kolapo Olusola, his deputy, as the sole candidate for the 2018 governorship polls.
He said the imposition of Olusola as the sole candidate of the party was alien to democratic principles and tenets which the party stands for.
Owoseni said this in Ado-Ekiti while speaking as a guest at the commissioning of the campaign office of a fellow aspirant, Ambassador Dare Bejide, Vanguard reports.
He said imposition of a governorship candidate could open way for the APC to grab power from PDP in the 2018 Ekiti election.
He said: “All PDP aspirants are all working together; that is the reason all of us should work together, I want to assure you that all aspirants in PDP minus the one that was adopted are working together.”
“Impunity, imposition of candidates, lawlessness and recklessness by those who should know the rules in our party must stop. This was responsible for the loss of our party in the 2015 general elections.
“We don’t want our state to be taken over by APC; we don’t want impunity, imposition and lawlessness in our party again and that is why we are demanding a free and fair primary.”
Going further, he urged the PDP national leadership to intervene in Ekiti.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Chief Olusegun Oni’s political campaign organisation said Oni’s rejection of a car gift from Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose, was done in the interest of all Ekiti workers and pensioners.
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The Director-General of Segun Oni Campaign Organisation (SOCO), Dr Ife Arowosoge, said on Tuesday, November 14 in Ado-Ekiti that the gift by Fayose was not only inappropriate but morally wrong.
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