- Ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti, the deputy governor has stated that he is proud to be Governor Fayose’s anointed candidate
- He described the governor as his leader, mentor and benefactor; and stated that Fayose has a right to support anyone he chooses
- The deputy governor said he would put his experience in government to good use and expand the state’s economic base, if he wins
Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka, the deputy governor of Ekiti state, has stated that he is proud to be Governor Ayodele Fayose’s anointed candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial poll.
According to Tribune, he made his comment on Friday, April 13, after submitting his nomination form.
NAIJ.com gathers that Eleka stated that his personal conviction to better the lot of the Ekiti people was what informed his decision to stand for election. He disclosed that he would achieve his goal by consolidating on the achievements of the Fayose administration.
The deputy governor further stated that he did not see anything wrong with being supported by Fayose; noting that the governor has a right to support whoever he likes.
He stated: “To be anointed is not a new thing. God himself anointed Jesus Christ for a purpose. Every one of us has a destiny to fulfill, and it is going to be through certain means and persons.
“Governor Fayose has the right to pick interest in someone and I don’t think he should be crucified for that. I have been under his tutelage for over two years now; I have acquired a lot of experience from him. He is my leader, my mentor and my benefactor.”
The deputy governor also responded to allegations that his boss was using both state and party apparatus to intimidate other aspirants and their supporters to drum up support for him. He stated that he was unaware of any such actions being taken on his behalf.
He stressed that he would subject himself to a free, fair and transparent primary, and would never take part in any form of illegality.
He stated: “If I don’t win the primaries, I will support whoever wins. All the aspirants have made commitment in the nomination form to play by the rule of the game and put the interest of the party above our personal interests.”
Eleka said if he wins on July 14, he would put his experience in government to good use and expand the state’s economic base.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Ayodele Fayose and PDP stakeholders endorsed a consensus candidate for 2018 Ekiti gubernatorial election.
The stakeholders backed the controversial Ekiti state governor in endorsing Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka as the PDP candidate for next gubernatorial election in Ekiti. The personal assistant to the governor made this known on his Facebook page.
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