Adebayo Adenrele

…strengthen support for Atiku, Olujimi, others

Some bigwigs of the People’s Democratic Party’s leadership in Ekiti State, have sent stringent warning to some loyalists of former Governor of the State, Ayodele Fayose, who are embarking on alleged anti-party activities to refrain or face disciplinary action.

They said this barely one week some deeply ingrained loyalists of Fayose who is the PDP’s leader in Ekiti, endorsed the APC Senatorial candidate in Ekiti South, Hon. Yemi Adaramodu ahead of 2023 general elections.

The Ekiti PDP Southern Senatorial leaders made their position known, in a communique signed by the party’s Chairman in the District, Chief Femi Tijani, after a meeting attended by 40 bigwigs across the six council areas in the axis.

They equally declared support for the Presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential race.

This is also as the party’s topnotches from Ekiti South Senatorial District, comprising six local governments
, also supported the reelection bid of the Senator representing Ekiti South in the Senate, Biodun Olujimi, and other party candidates from the zone.

The communique, read by the PDP State Legal Adviser, Barr. Sunday Olowolafe, said they decided to adopt Atiku, Olujimi and other House of Representatives and State House of Assembly candidates in the district to prove their loyalty to PDP.

The communique reads; “That we remain resolute in our resolve to collectively work to ensure victory of our residential candidate and vice Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa in the February 25 2023 Presidential election.

“That members of the PDP in the South senatorial District of Ekiti State remain committed and resolute to the People’s oriented ideology of our great party- PDP.

“That we reinterate our resolve to collectively and assiduously work together to ensure them victory of all candidates in the forthcoming general elections slated for 25th February, 2023”.

The leaders warned those stoking the fire of discord in the PDP, by flaunting anti-Olujimi cards and threatening to work against her interest in the Senatorial contest to be wary of their actions.

It added further; “That the outstanding performance of distinguished Senator Olujimi in our great party, more particularly in the Ekiti South Senatorial District, has further earned PDP confidence of securing more votes and winning the next general elections in Ekiti State.

“That PDP members in Ekiti South Senatorial District and the general public should disregard the report of some people parading themselves as anti -Olujimi and to other candidates of PDP in Ekiti South Senatorial District against the interest of our great party.

“Hence we state categorically and unequivocally that those people causing confusion should have a rethink in the interest of PDP.

“Sequel to this ugly development, we the executives of PDP in the South senatorial district wishe to advise individuals violating the extant privisions of Section 58 [1](a) to (x) of the PDP constitution(as amended), to desist from acts and actions that can impede the progress of our great party to avoid disciplinary action as provided by the party’s Constitution.

“That we are voting Senator Biodun Olujimi as our party’s senatorial candidate and all other candidates of the PDP in Ekiti South Senatorial district”