A spokesman to Prof. Kolapo Olusola, Comr. Adebisi Adeola, has applauded the recent reconciliation moves in Ekiti state People’s Democratic Party, PDP, calling for more inclusive and genuine interactions between leaders to strategize way forward, so as to actualize the return of PDP to government in 2022.
Former governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Ayodele Fayose and Senator representing Ekiti South, Senator Abiodun Olujimi factions met in Lagos yesterday to discuss a way forward to the lingering crisis between them.
Adeola, who said for PDP to regain Ekiti back from the APC, all hands must be on deck, called all well-meaning stakeholders to find solace in uniting the party members for the task ahead.
He said: “It was a great shock for members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday to see Olujimi and Fayose together, discussing the interest of the party. No doubt APC has performed badly in Ekiti within the space of three years.
“Apart from the fact that Ekiti recorded tremendous achievements under the PDP’s government since 1996, the state is predominantly PDP state.”
Calling on PDP to start massive mobilization of new members from different wards to state, he appealed to delegates to reconsider Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka for the party’s ticket in the coming primary election.
He said despite the obvious irregularities and manipulation during 2018 governorship election, APC could only win with less than 20,000 votes, adding that Eleka can be presented by the party, once again.
“There is no crime if PDP presents Eleka again giving his wide acceptability across the 16 LGs in the last election. What is needed now is to do a postmortem analysis of the 2018 election and work on some shortcomings. The APC has nothing to offer Ekiti people,” Adeola concluded.