Critical Times News : Ekiti Guber: Why I dump PDP, vows never to work with Fayose or Olusola - Adeyeye breaks silence

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Ekiti Guber: Why I dump PDP, vows never to work with Fayose or Olusola - Adeyeye breaks silence

A former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party.

He announced his resignation from the party after a meeting with loyalists and supporters at his campaign office in Ado Ekiti on Thursday.

Adeyeye said his major preoccupation was to scuttle the succession plan of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

He said he had rejected the offer of nominating a deputy governor and the senatorial seat for Ekiti South dangled at him by party leaders.

According to him, the issue at hand is more of a journey to rescue Ekiti than a personal ambition.

Adeyeye’s outburst followed his defeat in the PDP governorship primary held on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti, which was won by Fayose ’s deputy, Prof . Kolapo Olusola.

Olusola, an indigene of Ikere Ekiti in the south senatorial district of the state, was the preferred candidate of the governor. He polled 1,191 votes to defeat the former minister in the keenly contested primary.

Adeyeye, who is also a former National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Caretaker Committee, scored 770 votes while seven votes were voided.

He vowed never to work with Fayose or Olusola for the PDP ’s victory in the July 14 governorship election.

He said, “Every Ekiti man will join hands to chase him (Fayose) away. I can never cooperate with him on any issue.”

Asked why he decided to dump the party, having declared that the primary was free, fair and credible, Adeyeye said he had reservations about the way some of his observations were treated by the election committee headed by the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.

“That I accepted the results of the primary doesn’t mean I will work with the person chosen. They are two different matters. For the results, I have reasons to be aggrieved ,” he said.

Adeyeye lamented that he did not have free access to delegates during campaigning because people were afraid of losing their positions.

According to him, organising the primary in a confined environment gagged the delegates from voting freely.

He said delegates were also coerced to wear uniforms to bear allegiance .

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