Olabisi Kolawole, the immediate past Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, has emerged as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming June 18 gubernatorial election. ayokinews.com reports
Kolawole received 671 votes out of 1185 total votes cast.
Former Governor Ayo Fayose’s unquantifiable support helped Kolawole defeat his closest challenger in the race, former Governor Segun Oni, who received 330 votes.
Among the those that participated in the delegate primary election which took place in Ado Ekiti, were Professor Olusola Eleka, former Governor Ayodele Fayose’s deputy and a PDP contender in the 2018 election.
Wale Aribisala (the former PDP National Treasurer), as well as Bisi Kolawole, Kayode Adaramodu, Lateef Ajijola, and Mrs Titilayo Owolabi-Akerele, are among the others who participated.
Senator Abiodun Olujimi, one of the leading candidates, withdrew from the race prior to the start of the election.
Gender prejudice and an unjust settlement of concerns stemming from the party’s ongoing contentious congress were noted by Olujimi, who represents Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
According to her, the primary ballot list disadvantages her because the party leadership has determined that her local government would only have 12 delegates.