Ekiti 2022: Fayose Ratifies Kolawole's Governorship Candidacy

Admin 22-Feb-2021 Politics

Temitope Aina

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has endorsed Chief Bisi Kolawole, current Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state, for governor in next year’s election.

The endorsement, Fayose said, would not affect his current position as chairman.

Kolawole, a former councillor and member of the House of Assembly was Environment commissioner during Fayose’s second term.

Fayose on Sunday in solidarity, stormed the Efon-Alaaye home of Kolawole, who has been his ally since when he was governor.

He was received by kokawole and his wife, alongside the  Efon Local Government PDP chairman, Yemi Ajanaku.

There is calm in the chapter over the endorsement. Other potential governorship aspirants, including Prof. Olusola Eleka and former Governor Segun Oni were said to be awaiting clarification and confirmation from the party leader, Fayose.

Ekiti PDP is currently divided along two factions, led by Fayose and Senator Biodun Olujimi. 

The court recently affirmed Kolawole as the authentic party chairman.

The group led by Mrs Olujimi is threatening to go on appeal. Meanwhile, efforts are in by the zonal leadership to reconcile the two factions.

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