Rumbles In Ekiti PDP Over Endorsement Of Fayose's Deputy
The last may not have been heard of the endorsement of Fayose's deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as the sole PDP candidate for the coming 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state.
Some leading members of the PDP in the state, particularly those eyeing the Governor's Office in Ado Ekiti at the expiration of Fayose's tenure, are beginning to kick.
Among such are a sitting senator and Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate, Abiodun Olujimi and the chairman of the governing council of Ekiti State University, Sola Adeyeye.
Senator Olujimi is said to have been telling the party leaders in the state to cancel whatever endorsement agreement they might have entered with the governor as she is not ready to back-down.
The senator is also said to be making necessary contacts at the national level of the party to counter every move by Fayose concerning the choice of his successor.
She was one of the staunch supporters of Fayose until the jostle for the next governor in the state began.
On the other hand, Sola Adeyeye, another close ally of Governor Ayodele Fayose has resigned his appointment as the chairman of the governing council of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) as a fallout of the endorsement saga.
The Ekiti state govermemt also wasted no time in accepting his resignation and even appointing his replacement almost immediately.
A statement was quickly issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Modupe Alade, thanking Adeyeye for his contributions to the university wishing him well in his future endeavours.
"Consequently, Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has approved the appointment of Mr Dele Adesina (SAN) as the new chairman of the university governing council.
“The appointment takes immediate effect," the statement read.
Other aspirants including Ambassador Dare Bejide and sacked Commissioner for Justice, Owoseeni Ajayi have also called on the national chairman of PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi to wade into the matter.