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A former Publicity Secretary of the Afenifere, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has abandoned his earlier position on consensus candidacy for the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State by agreeing to work with ex-Governor Ayo Fayose.
Adeyeye, who was one of the 13 agggrieved governorship aspirants of the PDP, had rejected the result of the primary election which produced Fayose. He described it as a fabricated one.
But in a letter claimed to be written to President Goodluck Jonathan and jointly signed by Fayose and Adeyeye, the duo said they had agreed to work together as a team. […more]
A former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, in this interview with OLUSOLA FABIYI and FRIDAY OLOKOR, responds to issues arising from his victory at the recent primary election conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party for governorship aspirants in Ekiti State
How would you explain your recent victory at the Ekiti State PDP governorship primary election?
I will say it was ordained by God and I am sincerely happy; nobody can deny the fact I worked, I served, I built the party and was part of the people that sustained the party. Hard work pays and I have always insisted on a free-and-fair primary because a clear conscience fears no fall. I believe there was a good, transparent process and we had a good showing too. Wild jubilation greeted my emergence.
You insisted on a primary while others suggested consensus. What gave you that confidence?
I worked hard and I know the dynamics of this game. I know when to plant and when to harvest. I am a former governor and you can’t take that away from me. I am the first PDP elected governor in Ekiti State. I led the PDP to victory in 2003 by God’s grace. The fact remains that I have a structure and the structure has been continuous. I keep working; I am a grassroots man and I go to the level of the common people and the level of the party people. Don’t forget that as party people, most of us are either in Lagos or Abuja; but […more]
In an apparent bid to stem the friction arising from the emergence of Ayo Fayose as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, President Goodluck Jonathan has met with aspirants of the party where he assuaged them to close ranks and win the election.
This comes as the PDP will on Monday inaugurate its national campaign committee for Ekiti State, an outcome of a meeting with the national leadership of the PDP and aspirants of the Ekiti yesterday in Abuja.
A source at the meeting between the president and the Ekiti aspirants at the Villa on Wednesday said Jonathan had […more]
Ex-governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday declared that Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi had delivered on his promises, and urged the people of the state to support his re-election bid.
Kalu also advised supporters of political parties to play the game with decency and honour and avoid blood shed in the impending June 21 governorship election in the state.
Speaking after a visit to Governor Fayemi at his official residence in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, Orji who was on tour of the country to preach national unity said all hands must be on deck for the survival of the country. […more]
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has revealed that the welfare of Ekiti people remains priority to his administration.
Speaking during his re-election campaign rally in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, the Governor said that he had been tested ok, with his performance in the last three years being also verifiable, including the peace which has been restored in the state.
He also challenged candidates from other political parties to […more]
In this interview with JOHN ALECHENU, Director General of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Bimbo Daramola, who is also the member representing Ekiti North in the House of Representatives, speaks about party politics and Fayemi’s chances of re-election Following the rancour which often trails the selection process in most political parties, will the APC …. [more]
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee on 2014 Ekiti Gubernatorial Election led by Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has released the result of its screening exercise.
Of the 16 gubernatorial aspirants, 13 were cleared while 3 were denied clearance to partake in the party primaries that will eventually present a candidate for the party in the upcoming election in the state.
Among those cleared include a former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose. Mr. Fayose is currently facing charges of corruption proffered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Also cleared was Bodunde Adeyanju, an aide to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was a central figure accused in the Halliburton scam for passing bribes to the former President and top People Democratic Party leaders.
A former minister of police affairs, Caleb Olukolade was also cleared.
Below is the full list of candidates cleared by the screening committee:
1. Amb. Oluwadare Bejide
2. Navy Capt. Olubolade Caleb (Rtd)
3. Prince Adedayo Adeyeye
4. Ayodele Fayose
5. Adeyanju Bodunde Sunday
6. Erelu M. Ogundepe
7. Jacob Abiodun Aluko
8. Adewale Aribisala
9. Oladeji J. A. Omoyeni
10. Sen. Olugbenga Aluko
11. Oluropo Ogunbolude
12. Dr. Omolara Adubiaro
13. Ajayi Ayodeji Eldad
However, Bosede Cecilia Dada, Senator Bode Olowoporuko and Peter Obafemi were not cleared to partake in the state primaries
The result of the screening shows that Bosede Cecilia Dada presented no evidence of payment of party membership dues, no West African School Certificate and no tax clearance certificate.
Ekiti State Government has expressed its determination to conduct local government elections in the state later this year.
Governor Kayode Fayemi gave the hint during the inauguration of caretaker chairmen of the 16 local governments in the state in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.
Plans by the Fayemi administration to conduct the local government election in 2012 were aborted by a law suit instituted against the State Independent electoral Commission (SIEC) by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayemi, however, told a cheery crowd of supporters at the Jibowu Hall, venue of the inauguration that the legal obstructions in the way of the conduct of the council poll were being resolved.
“Our administration is determined to hold local government elections before the end of 2014 by the grace of God,” the governor said, adding that his administration was committed to representative democracy at the local government level.
Urging the citizens of the state to be alive to their civil responsibilities especially as the governorship election takes place in the state by June, Governor Fayemi stressed the importance of the citizens’ participation in the various exercises outlined by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), notably the Distribution of Permanent Voters Card slated for March 7 and 9 and continuous voters registration between March 12 and 19), among others.
The governor, who noted that his administration placed much importance on the quality of personnel at the helm of affairs in the council areas, urged the new council chairmen to be close to the people whom they were appointed to serve.
“We have carefully chosen men and women of repute who have very good understanding of the goals of this administration and have the capacity to carry all stakeholders along towards achieving them,” he added.
He said that in furtherance of the administration’s engagement with the citizens, the administration was kick-starting the local government stakeholders’ forum aimed at consolidating the government’s feedback mechanism.
He urged new council chairmen to strive to perform creditably, reminding them of the need to ensure transparency, diligence and commitment to growth and development.