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Ekiti PDP still grappling with crisis ahead of governorship primary


The crisis rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti is an old one, dating back to 2018. The crisis produced two major factions, led by former Governor Ayodele Fayose and Senator Abiodun Olujimi respectively.

Throughout the tenure of the past National Working Committee (NWC) led by Prince Uche Secundus, the crisis festered like fire in harmattan. This is why there was high expectation from political watchers that the new leadership of the party, led by Senator Iyiorcha Ayu would quickly settle it because of the governorship election in the state.

Expectedly, as soon as Ayu and his team were sworn in, the party embarked on fence mending efforts to ensure that PDP does not only proceed to primary election as a united political family, but also records a rancour free post primary situation.

Amidst this crisis, when the party began sales of nomination forms for the June 18, 2022 governorship election, no fewer than 17 aspirants – eight men and nine women – obtained forms. They are ex-governor Olusegun Adebayo Oni from Ido / Osi local government, Ajijola Lateef Oladimeji from Ado local couunil, Otunba Bisi Kolawole (Efon); Albert Kayode Adaramodu (Ekiti South West): Aribisala Adewale (Ikole); Ogunsakin Kazeem Ayodeji (Ado), Prof. Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola Eleka (Ikere) and Yinka Akerele (Oye). Continue Reading


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