Architect Lateef Ajijola, on Thursday, September 23, obtained the Expression of interest form and the Nomination form ahead of the June 18, 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Ajijola, a Lagos-based businessman and senatorial aspirant of the party in 2014 stormed the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) National Headquarters in Abuja to obtain the form.
Recall that the Ado-Ekiti born politician who won the Repositioning Group’s mini primary was conducted three weeks ago by the Anti-Ekiti South Agenda Repositioning group as a candidate for the party primary.
Ajijola, in the group’s mini primary held at Ajaleye Events Centre, Polytechnic Road, Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Friday, September 4, defeated two other top contestants to emerge the winner.
In the keenly contested poll, the Ado Ekiti born politician polled 50 votes.
Another aspirant Otunba Yinka Akerele scored 26 votes, while a former deputy governor of the state, Dr Sikiru Tai Lawal scored 4 votes.
Though, a ring leader of the Group, a lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Biodun Olujimi against the mini primary conducted
The lawmaker is hopeful to contest the governorship position fighting the agitation for power shift to the south zone.
The former minority leader of the senate said the mini primary was against the interest and agitations of Ekiti South to produce a PDP guber candidate.
For the past two months, the Olujimi group otherwise known as the Repositioning group has split into two; the Pro-Ekiti South Agenda and the Anti-Ekiti South Agenda groups.
The Anti-Ekiti South Agenda group elected Ajijola where a candidate purportedly emerged.
Ajijola makes the second aspirants obtain the form.
Newsflash Nigeria had reported that the former governor of the state, Engr Segun Oni, had obtained the Expression of interest form and the Nomination form on Wednesday, September 22 at the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) National Headquarters in Abuja.
The price for the nomination form has been pegged for N20 million and the expression of interest form will go for N1 million for the governorship aspirants.