- In a bid to ensure transparency, Ekiti state national secretariat of the PDP has disqualified appointees of Governor Ayo Fayose from voting at the exercise
- The list of delegates released by the party’s signed by the national organising secretary Chris Akobundu gave the indication that appointees of governor Fayose have been disqualified
- The Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), however, warned local government chairmen against sewing uniforms to be worn by delegates to the primary
Ahead of the governorship primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state, the party has disqualified appointees of Governor Ayo Fayose from voting at the governorship primary in the state.
Vanguard reports that the national organising secretary, Chris Akobundu (retd), has excluded the appointees in the list of delegates.
The decision was reached by the national working committee following its meeting with the Ekiti PDP peace and reconciliation committee, led by former senate president, David Mark.
A copy of the delegates showed that only serving and former elected officials still in the camp of Fayose will have the right to vote at the shadow election.
Prominent aides of the governor who have been disqualified include secretary to government Modupe Alade, chief of staff to the governor Dipo Anisulowo, commissioner for health Rotimi Ojo; commissioner for works and transportation Funmilayo Ogun and commissioner for public utilities Tunde Ogunleye.
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Also barred from voting are commissioner for commerce and industry Michael Ayodele; Commissioner for Budget and Planning Gbenga Olajide; Special Adviser (Political) Alhaji Dauda Ajise, chairman, local government service commission Sola Omotoso; Chairman, state universal basic education, senator Bode Ola; chairman, teaching service commission Abiodun Falayi, chairmen and members of boards of boards, commissions and agencies.
The Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), has warned local government chairmen against sewing uniforms to be worn by delegates to the primary.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the APC will disqualify aspirants found guilty of disrupting the recently held Ekiti gubernatorial primary.
The hint was given by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the party’s national publicity secretary, on Monday, May 7, during a chat with newsmen at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Abdullahi made his comments following the submission of the report by the Governor Tanko Al-Makura-led Ekiti state governorship primary committee, to the party’s National Working committee.
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