The youths of Ise/Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State have condemned the adoption of Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola as the “sole candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by Governor Ayo Fayose and his loyalists.
The youths said a PDP governorship aspirant, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who hails from the council area, should be allowed alongside other aspirants to participate in a credible, free and fair primary to determine the flag bearer of the party in the 2018 governorship poll.
In a statement on Tuesday signed jointly signed by Isaiah Onile and Rufus Oluwatuyi, the Ise/Orun youths said they reject the adoption of Olusola which they described as “imposition unacceptable to the party and the electorate.
They said: “A level-playing field should be created for all aspirants to prove their worth; we believe that our son, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, will emerge in a transparent, credible, free and fair primary.
“This is a timely warning to save PDP from imminent collapse by allowing internal democracy to thrive in the party because the party is greater than any individual or group.”
Meanwhile, Adeyeye has urged his supporters “to remain unshaken and committed in the face of provocation and flagrant violation of the PDP constitution by Fayose in the adoption of Olusola as the sole candidate even when the race is yet to start.”
A statement on Tuesday by Director of Media and Publicity of Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) given to our reporter called on the supporters of the aspirants to have faith in the national organs of the party to create an enabling environment for transparent, credible,
free and fair primary to elect a candidate.
It stated further: “Our members should note that only effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much according to James Chapter 5 Verse 6.
“Together, we shall give purposeful and joyful thanksgiving to God after the emergence of Prince Adeyeye as the candidate of the PDP through a due process of the law, Internal democracy must thrive in PDP.”