AYODELE Fayose, governor of Ekiti State has told aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants, that are against his choice of candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in the state, that they were free to leave the PDP for other parties.
He has adopted his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as the party’s governorship candidate for the 2018 governorship election.
The governor who made this known on Tuesday at the declaration of Olusola said he will not apologise for adopting Olusola.
A former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Dare Bejide; a former Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi; and a Senator representing Ekiti-South, Mrs. Abiodun Olujimi, had kicked against the adoption of Olusola by Fayose as his candidate, describing the adoption as arrogant and anti-democratic.
Reacting, Fayose said, “The PDP has taken a position; I say we have taken a position and we have no apologies for that and the position is that Olusola should take over after me as the governor of Ekiti.
“It doesn’t matter to us how many people that are abusing us by our action. They are even free to join our adversaries, but we will defeat them as God liveth.
“We are here, we have what it takes to win an election. They say they want to rig election; that will not happen here in Ekiti; they should look elsewhere.
“They must know that politics is not played in the other room; it is played in the living room. We are going to play politics of the living room and not the other room,” he said.
The occasion which was tagged “baby declaration“, has the main declaration coming up at a later date according to the governor.