Former Minister of Education and the National Chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Tunde Adeniran has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to support his ambition to emerge the party’s National Chairman in the December 9 convention, saying the South-West geopolitical zone will not produce the presidential candidate of the party in 2019.
He also called on the governor to jettison his Presidential aspiration and abide by the zoning arrangement of the party which zoned the Presidency to the North.
Fielding questions from journalists shortly after submitting his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the National Secretariat of the party yesterday, the aspirant said Fayose’s 2019 Presidential ambition may have led to his decision not to identify with his (Adeniran) chairmanship aspiration yet.
Adeniran said: “My governor is interested in contesting the Presidency of this country and I believe that he thought that well, it will be impossible for us to have the President and national chairman from the same place.
“Now, the more he realizes that the party has taken a decision that our president by the grace of God as for 2019 will come from the North, the more he realizes the reason to stand by the method decided by the party; the more he will realize that the position taken by the party at the convention is a reality and that he will support his brother Adeniran for the chairman.
“In fact, I expect that he will lead the Ekiti State delegation to support me at the convention,” he said.