ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – Following the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primary election held last week for the July 14 election in Ekiti State, a businessman and chieftain of the party, Mr. Cyril Fasuyi has dumped the PDP.
A statement signed by Niyi Ojo, media aide to Fasuyi on Wednesday, said Fasuyi, a former House of Representatives contestant and leader of the party in Ido/Osi Local Government Area made this known to reporters at a well attended meeting of prominent leaders and stakeholders of the party last weekend at the Olojudo’s palace in Ido Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Fasuyi led other party stalwarts like Hon. Taye, Olatunji, a Commissioner in Ekiti SUBEB; Chief Olatuyi, former State Secretary of the PDP and thousands of their teeming supporters out of the party in reaction to what he described as “imposition and conduct of a carefully manipulated gubernatorial primaries which produced Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka as the PDP Gubernatorial candidate in Ekiti last week.” They announced their immediate resignation from the party and promised to make official their next destination soon.
Amidst cheers from thousands of supporters who attended the meeting, a resolution was passed for everybody in Fasuyi’s political group to decamp en mass from the PDP. Some of the community leaders spoke glowingly of Fasuyi and referred to him as a beacon of hope and leader of the community whose political steps and actions they would follow at any time.
Mr. Fasuyi, Ojo said, has proven to be a humble, responsible, compassionate, helpful and reliable leader who has assisted the community on several occasions.
“Fasuyi’s group was equally miffed that the present administration has no physical presence in the town or in the entire local government in its almost four years of existence and as such concluded that there was no reason why the local government should embrace continuity of poverty and a one man selfish show”, the statement further said.