The Independent National Electoral Commission has given all the political parties for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State May 15 deadline to submit the names of their candidates and their running mates.
The PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Mr. Yemi Akinwonmi, while presenting the certificate to the party's governorship candidate on behalf of the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, described the primary that produced Olusola as credible, transparent and unchallenged.
He said that he was ready and prepared to take up the challenge of governance in the state if given the mandate.
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The PDP spokesman declared that the three aspirants are so far happy with the prevailing atmosphere.His words: "The three aspirants are happy with all arrangements so far, and have pledged that they will support whoever emerges."We want to assure you that there will be peace in Ekiti". We are no more interested in accommodating unnecessary interlopers.
"It is only when people want to serve themselves, they coerce citizens to queue behind them through imposition rather than selling themselves or their preferred candidates to the people who should have the ultimate power to elect or not to elect anyone as their leader in a democracy".
In his reaction to the outcome of the election, Director General, Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation, Bisi Kolawole said: "It's one of the best primaries ever conducted in the history of the state". It is has showcased, once again, the growing internal democracy in our party.
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"We are a party where integrity, fairness and transparency hold and is the order of the day, party where there is order and leadership is respected". We don't have any reason to postpone or suspend any election. Fayose won in all the local government areas of the state in 2014.
Out of the total of number of votes, as announced by leader of PDP electoral committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Eleka scored 1,190 to defeat the only challenger in the race, a former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye, who scored 771 votes.
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