More troubles loom for the Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as thousands of its members plan to follow the Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Prince Dayo Adeyeye to his new party.
Thousands of Adeyeye’s supporters set to dump PDP for APC
The former Minister of Works, whose political organization, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) has a solid political structure and enjoys a large following in the state, ditched the PDP after the
last governorship primary, in the state.
His defection to the APC, whose governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi won the election, was listed as one of the reasons, the former ruling party in the state lost the election.
Prince Adeyeye, who hails from Ise Ekiti, in the Ekiti South Senatorial District, has a formidable political structure and loyalists spanning the 16 local governments in the state.
According to sources within the state’s PDP, his loyalists he left behind in the party are planning to join him in his campaign for the Senatorial seat.
Reliable sources within the party, said that with his structure and charisma, the astute politician’s victory in next year’s election, is guaranteed.
Another factor said to favour him is the crisis within the state PDP, as the former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, is at logger heads with the Senate Minority Leader, Chief Abiodun Olujimi and his former Deputy, Professor Olusola Eleka.
At the moment, the party has broken up into two factions in a struggle over the leadership of the party in the state.
While the Fayose faction is laying claims to the leadership of the party, the Olujimi faction has seized the leadership of the party in the state, citing her status as the highest ranking official of the party in the South West region.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, gave the go-ahead for National Assembly and Presidential campaigns, and the supporters of the former minister are said to want to leverage on this, by defecting to the rival party, with pomp and pageantry.