…Orders Absorption of 23 Members Earlier Suspended From The Party
By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has informed that he is seeking God’s consent in arriving at the aspirant to support for the 2018 governorship election in the state.
He therefore called on the gubernatorial aspirants in the state to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship and rally round whoever God chooses for him to support.
Fayose disclosed this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka on Monday.
According to Lere, Fayose made the call during a meeting at his Afao Ekiti residence with aspirants and leaders from Ikole, Ijero and Ise/Orun LGAs.
The governor who reminded that he had nothing against the aspirations of those eyeing the Ekiti top seat, urged them to allow him seek God’s consent.
He recalled how he had called the trio of Prof Kolapo Olusola, his deputy; Kayode Oso and Bisi Omoyeni into the room and asked them to give him time.
According to him, “If I were asked to pick a candidate to succeed me, I would have picked Kayode Oso straight off. But I have called him into the room and told him to allow me seek God’s consent concerning it. I have called my deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, I have also called Bisi Omoyeni into the room and asked him to allow me seek God’s consent. Whoever God chooses, we will support among the aspirants. Whoever that is not the one, the spirit of sportsmanship should be embraced.
The governor continues: “I have nothing against Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, I have great respect for him, from ministerial appointment to chairmanship at Ekiti State University and then his recommendation to the party at the national level. I have always stood by him, I wouldn’t have done that for someone I don’t love, so mischief makers had better looked elsewhere to play their game.”
Fayose who appealed to party members to downplay personal agenda and ensure the party’s interest is put on the front burner, added that “never will any candidate be imposed on the people.
He used the occasion of and directed that about 23 members hitherto suspended from the party be forgiven and reabsorbed into the party.
The governor stressed that; “Followers need not create a wedge between me and gubernatorial aspirants. As much as aspirants have the right to aspire, I also reserve the right to support whoever God asks me to support.
He warned that they won’t allow anybody destroy the goodwill being enjoyed presently by the PDP because there is no doubt about our party’s popularity in Ekiti today.
Fayose assure you that nobody will impose anybody on you. With me here, you will all get justice.
Stressing that those we imposed in the past disappointed us, the system should be allowed to run its course,” he said.