The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, has said Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti is kidding with his plan to get the party’s ticket for the 2019 presidential election.
The reason is that the PDP has zoned the presidential ticket to the northern part of the country, Adeyeye told the Punch.
“The highest organ of the party, which is the national convention, zoned the presidential ticket of the PDP to the North. That has not changed. The same national convention zoned the position of the national chairman to the South. The convention has yet to change any of these two.
“That (national convention) is the supreme organ of the party. Those decisions are binding on all members of the party. Nobody can alter these decisions,” he said.
Fayose will be declaring his intention for the ticket on Thursday according to his spokesperson.
But the party still says Fayose can contest for the office of the national chairman of the party zoned to the south.
In light of that, the governor will be slugging it out with others like Bode George, Gbenga Daniel, both former governors from the south-west.
Fayose has been about the most vocal of the party stalwart in the southwest, and it’s not unlikely he will reacting very strongly to this.