Senator Olujimi absent as Ekiti PDP Faction Elects Guber Candidate for Ekiti 2022

Written by on September 6, 2021

A faction of the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party under the aegis of the Repositioning Group, on Saturday, elected Lateef Ajibola as its preferred candidate for the 2022 governorship election.

He emerged victorious after he garnered 50 votes, to defeat his closest rival, a former governorship aspirant, Yinka Akerele,who got 26 votes.

A former deputy governor, Dr Sikiru Lawal, came third with four votes.

Ajijola is to face former governor Ayodele Fayose faction’s aspirant, Bisi Kolawole; and other aspirants who do not belong to the two factions including former governor, Chief Segun Oni; former deputy governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola; former banker, Kayode Adaramodu and former House of Representatives member, Wale Aribisala at the PDP governorship primaries.

Announcing the outcome of the shadow poll, the Chairman of the Repositioning Movement Electoral Committee, Aderogba Agbaje, said, thewas conducted to ensure proper democratic process at the primaries so as to ensure it’s not a one-man show.

Ajijola, in his acceptance speech, said There is no victor, no vanquished in the exercise of today as everyone will continue to work together for the progress of the party.

Source: PUNCH

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