Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Medicine | By Melba Vasquez

PDP hails Ekiti guber primary conduct

PDP hails Ekiti guber primary conduct

The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the July 14 election Ekiti state, Prof.

The aspirants are incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Olusola Eleka; a senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Abiodun Olujimi and the immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye.

In the statement, Mr Secondus also commended all those whose sacrifice helped to make the primary a success, particularly Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his team who conducted the primary, and Mr Adeyeye for not only accepting the result but commending the process as free, fair and credible.

A total of 1,968 delegates were accredited for the exercise, with the same number voting and 7 void votes.

Immediately, the leader of Governorship Primary of PDP in Ekiti state and Governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa, asked Senator Abiodun Olujimi and her agent to step down from the stage where they Saturday.

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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".

Apparently learning from the mistake of the botched All Progressive Congress governorship primary, a section of the road leading to the venue was cordoned off by security agents bearing vicious looking security dogs.

The governorship candidate said the people of the state would resist all forms of violence and money politics during the election in the state.

The ad hoc representatives consist of the three delegates elected from each of the wards in the state.Already, three aspirants had been cleared by the PDP Screening Committee for the exercise.

He is at present the deputy governor of the state.

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Seven of the votes were declared invalid by the electoral committee.

He said the PDP would record another "16-0" in July election.

The senator, whose action elicited a loud applause, said she chose to merge her structure with that of Adeyeye for the progress of the party.

"We needed to take the party back to the people and the only way we can do this is not to have an anointed candidate".

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Mr Fayose, in his remarks on the primaries, jokingly recommended Mr Okowa to the APC for the conduct of its rescheduled primaries.

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