Ekiti 2022: Ajijola beats ex-Deputy Governor to emerge PDP Repositioning Group candidate

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has elected, Mr Lateef Ajijola as the group candidate for the party primary a...

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has elected, Mr Lateef Ajijola as the group candidate for the party primary ahead of the 2022 governorship election.

Ajijola, a former senatorial aspirant, in the group’s mini primary held in Ado Ekiti on Friday, defeated two other top contestants to emerge the winner.

In the keenly contested poll, the Ado Ekiti born politician polled 50 votes.

Another aspirant Otunba Yinka Akerele scored 26 votes, while a former deputy governor of the state, Dr. Sikiru Tai Lawal scored 4 votes.

Speaking with journalists shortly after the exercise, Ajijola said the party will seek an amicable resolution of zoning agitation and allow the best aspirant to emerge the flag bearer of the party.

According to him, “Well, It is still an agitation, politics is about conflict resolution, it’s about jaw, jaw, and jaw. We will still have a round table talk over so many issues. The election of today is about a particular group, there are quite a number of groups within the rank and files of the PDP, I’m not against any candidate coming out, but the truth of the matter is that majority will still carry the day. So, we are going to talk, they are our brothers, we are of the same family, I believe God will choose for us the next Governor of Ekiti State, and I pray it’s me”.

The aspirant while speaking on the contest held alongside other aspirants within his PDP Repositioning Group asked the aspirants to be courageous not be deterred in fighting the opposition tooth and nail during the next governorship primary election of the PDP.

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