A faction of the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Occasion below the aegis of the Repositioning Group, on Saturday, elected Lateef Ajijola as its most popular 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 received 26 votes.
A former deputy governor, Dr Sikiru Lawal, got here third with 4 votes.
Ajijola is to face former governor Ayodele Fayose faction’s aspirant, Bisi Kolawole; and different aspirants who don’t belong to the 2 factions together with former governor, Chief Segun Oni; former deputy governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola; former banker, Kayode Adaramodu and former Home of Representatives member, Wale Aribisala on the PDP governorship primaries.
Saying the result of the shadow ballot, the Chairman of the Repositioning Motion Electoral Committee, Aderogba Agbaje, stated, “We performed this shadow election to make sure correct democratic course of in our major. Prior to now, it has all the time been a one-man present, which we detested and we need to carry the celebration again to the folks.”
Ajijola, in his acceptance speech, stated, “It’s the starting of a journey. There isn’t any victor, no vanquished within the train of at this time. We are going to proceed to work collectively for the progress of the celebration.
“Senator Olujimi is unavoidably absent. All people is within the know of what transpired right here at this time. She is unavoidably absent.”
Nevertheless, in an announcement titled, ‘Let peace reign once more in Repositioning’, Olujimi stated, “From day one, I had not been satisfied that we wanted to go that route and I nonetheless stand firmly by my resolution. I preserve that I’m not a part of the occasion from yesterday (Saturday). What occurred is that almost all had their means. Because it stands, we have to work tougher to carry cohesion again, which we are going to, so we are able to rejig and return to successful methods.”
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