1 February 2013

Nigeria: How Ekiti South Can Produce Governor, By PDP Chieftain

Ado-Ekiti — A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr.Gbenga Olofin, has urged all governorship aspirants from the zone to be proactive and united in their agitation to ensure the zone produces the governor in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

He also said that the aspirants should come up with an agenda to convince other senatorial districts that they are serious in their agitation.

Mr. Olofin, who spoke at a book launch in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti state, on Thursday, noted that there was nothing yet to convince other senatorial districts that aspirants from the southern district were serious to produce the governor in 2014.

The book entitled "Zoning and rotation of political positions" was written by Hon. S.O. Okeya, who is also a member of the PDP in Ekiti.

Olofin, who was represented by Mr. Gbenga Adekunle, however, noted that the southern senatorial district had the constitutional rights to produce the next governor more so that the other senatorial districts had occupied the office at different times.

He added, "But I want to say that presently, the aspirants are just moving around with no central agenda to be able to convince the other senatorial districts that they are serious.There are too many people now moving around that they want to be governor from the southern senatorial district, I pray the number will not factionalise our party."

Author of the book, in his comment observed that "Since the inception of democratic rule in 1999, the first two elected governors of Ekiti state- Mr. Niyi Adebayo and Mr. Ayo Fayose- were produced by the Central senatorial district of the state.

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