In a unanimous decision, members of PDP in Ekiti Southwest Local Government have thrown their weights behind the Senator representing Ekiti South District, Mrs Biodun Olujimi in her agitation for the next Governorship candidate of the party be zoned to the South.
The group under the aegis of “South Agenda” believed to be sponsored by Olujimi, led by its coordinator, Dr. Kunle Folayan had in a familiarization tour of the local government, met with delegates and party officials and said it was only fair that the party zones its Governorship candidate to the South against the background that the zone had been deprived of the coveted seat for 24 years.
Recall that Olujimi had recently made a clarion call for the actualization of what she called lawful agitation of the people of the South, where she hails from.
She made the pronouncement in a Press statement through her aide, Ojo-Ade Fajana, where she denied any alliance to cede the Governorship ticket to a former Governor of the state, Segun Oni from the northern District.
Fajana said; “Our Principal, Senator Biodun Olujimi, had at different fora, expressed her commitment towards the actualization of the South Senatorial District producing the Governorship candidate in 2022 and until a further directive is given, the general public is hereby advised to remain resolute as we work together to ensuring a better Ekiti state.”
The agitation recieved a boost today when the group was welcomed by party leaders and members who thronged out in their teens with chants of liberty and freedom in Ilawe-Ekiti, the local government headquarter.
In a communique signed by the PDP leaders across eleven wards of the council and released by Lawrence Oguntoye stated their readiness and commitment to Senator Olujimi’s ideals.