The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, Ayo Fayose is not aware.

He has washed his hands off allegations thathe was consulted before the party’s South West Board of Trustees decided to drop some members from aspiring to fill the vacant national chairman position.

Fayose had last month initiated steps for the candidates to reach a consensus ahead of the election scheduled for December 9, 2017 in Abuja.

He met with some of the aspirants in Lagos on the issue. 

Recall that one of the BoT members, Shuaibu Oyedokun, had in a statement on Saturday said the group had pruned the number of aspirants to three.

Those endorsed are a former Minister of Sports and Special Duties and former Provost of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja; a former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party, Bode George; and a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran.

Shut out from the race are a former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja; a former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel; a former National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo; the party governorship candidate in the 2015 elections in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje; and Akin-Deko Akintayo, who is from Ondo State.

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The BoT said it picked George to represent the Ogun-Lagos axis, while Adedoja is to stand for the election for Osun-Oyo and Adeniran to represent Ekiti-Ondo.

Fayose, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, insists he is not aware.

He was, however, quick to add that he is not a member of the BoT.

“He was not consulted by anyone.

“But it is also germane to add that he is not a member of the BoT.”

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