Following crises rock the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose allegedly adoption of the Deputy Governor as successor, a reconciliation committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved that all aspirants for this year’s governorship election in the state will now face the party’s primary unhindered
The aspirants, who have indicated interest in the governorship position so far, are the current Deputy governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Ambassador Dare Dejide and Barr Owoseni Ajayi.
This were the outcome of a PDP reconciliation committee meeting headed by former President of the Senate Senator David Mark held in Abuja yesterday evening .
Reeling out the resolutions of the peace parley, the Secretary of the reconciliation committee, Dr. Eddy Olafeso said the state Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose and all the aspirants attended the meeting.
Dr. Olafeso said all the parties agreed to a free, fair and credible primary to elect a gubernatorial candidate for the July polls.
Interestingly, he added that Governor Fayose pledged to work with any of the contestants who emerges at the primary as nobody was persuaded or compelled to withdraw from the race
The Senator David Mark-led reconciliation committee members included Senator Enyinaya Abaribe , Ambassador Ibrahim Kazaure, Alhaji YusuF Ayitogo, Ambassador Fidelia Njeze and Dr. Eddy Olafeso (Secretary )
Trouble started in the state ahead of the election when governor Fayose allegally adopted Prof. Eleka as his successor, but Senator Mark cautioned the gladiators that only peace, justice, free and fair primary would guarantee success at the Ekiti State polls.
The former Senate President expressed appreciation to the warring parties for their display of maturity and understanding towards the resolution of the dispute.
The Committee was set up by the Uche Secondus -ed National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP to reconcile the members in Ekiti.