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Fayose declares deputy as successor, chases other contestants to APC



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Ekiti State Gov Ayodele Fayose has said he owes nonody any apology for pushin his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for the 2018 governorship election.
Fayose said this at the Olusola declaration rally in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday .
Some state party stalwarts aspiring to contest had kicked against the idea.
Among them were former Works Minister Dayo Adeyeye, a former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Dare Bejide; a former Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi; and a Senator representing Ekiti-South, Mrs. Abiodun Olujimi.
But Fayose categorically told Adeyeye to leave the party for the APC of he would stand it.
“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,” said Fayose.
“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.”
And about te adversaries, he said, “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.”