Former deputy governor Ekiti State, Prof. Olusola Eleka has urged those spreading rumour cracks within Ayo Fayose’s political circle to perish the idea as he remains a committed disciple of Oshoko political family.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, Prof. Eleka, who said he remained “an unrepentant Osoko political disciple and a member of the Osoko Political Assembly,” added that his unwavering commitment and loyalty which has its root in the fear of God was not in doubt regardless of tales targeted to create division by the rumor mongers.
It would be recalled that Fayose had said recently that “On Ekiti Agenda we stand. Any other agenda is self serving and negates our collective interest and fair representation; it is always sponsored by weak and narrow minded politicians and driven by political extortionist. No to south agenda.”
However, Prof Eleka wondered if those he described as “disgruntled elements masquerading as PDP members, but are more of APC” were bereft of knowledge to comprehend what Fayose meant.
“Even before my boss, Fayose cleared the air on his statement which was not targeted at genuine aspiration of any of our members irrespective of his or her senatorial district, it has always been my belief that Ekiti is one and must be treated as such.
“Although there are legitimate agitations from the south senatorial district for equal representation, this should not necessarily be the only yardstick for determining who will be the governor of Ekiti. Any governorship candidate must enjoy wide support of people and stout acceptability across the state regardless of his constituency.
“It is also very important to note that no former or serving Ekiti Governor has started his electioneering campaigns with zonal agenda. Electoral qualities such as viability, general acceptability and popularity are preeminent among the factors that will determine the victory of any contestant.”
“I therefore admonish those behind the write up to desist from spewing balderdash in their futile attempt to create division in the PDP and Osoko Political Family. They should rather engage themselves in productive issues which will be of great importance to their lives, Ekiti State and Nigeria.”