Ekiti PDP primary: Ex-Obasanjo aide, Oluwadare, carpets Adeyeye, others
Former Senior Special Assistant to former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Barr Segun Oluwadare has chided Prince Dayo Adeyeye and other Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) governorship aspirants clamouring for consensus as exhibiting traits of disloyalty to the party.
Oluwadare who spoke with journalists in Abuja yesterday said though he was neither a friend nor close associate to Mr Ayo Fayose who emerged winner of the party’s primary noted that the jubilation in Ado Ekiti, the state capital after Fayose was declared the winner, indicated that the right candidate had won.
There is no doubt that Fayose was more popular than these aspirants which indicated why they stood vehemently against the drive of the National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, to return the party to path of sanity and honour through internal democracy.
The lawyer turned politician said he was flabbergasted that at this age of modernity in politics globally, some politicians could still demand for imposition of candidate.
Oluwadare said he had expected that the other aspirants would present a candidate to face Fayose at the primary but they couldn’t because no one was ready to step down for another.
He asked, “ if they had supported consensus, why are they asking for cancellation of primary they did not believe in?
Oluwadare stated further,” the conduct of the primary by Dr Peter Odili -led Panel was very transparent, witnessed by INEC and other security agencies. It was televised live on NTA for people to watch.
“ Former Rivers State governor, Dr Peter Odili is a man of integrity and highly respected by the party leadership and because he cannot support irregularity informed why the party assigned him to lead the panel,” he said.
Oluwadare therefore advised the Adeyeye and his group to put the differences behind since the primary has gone and join hands with Fayose so that the party can win the June 21st governorship election in the state.