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Jettison Your Presidential Ambition – PDP tells Fayose.

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Jettison Your Presidential Ambition – PDP tells Fayose.

PDP urges Fayose to jettison his Presidential Bid.

 

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose to jettison his Presidential bid for the 2019 General elections noting that the party’s candidate for the 2019 election will come from the North.

The party said all its members were aware of the zoning formula it adopted for both its presidential ticket and the position of the national chairman.

Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday sent a letter to the Party leadership announcing his intentions and seeking the support of the Party to become it’s Presidential Candidate in 2019.

In the letter, Fayose howevr noted that his ambition would be without prejudice to the Party’s position.

The letter reads in part: “It is with deep sense of responsibility that I write to inform you of my intentions to seek the ticket/mandate of our party to contest the 2019 presidential election, considering your support and commitment towards our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) it becomes imperative to keep you informed and seek your support.

“This ambition, however, is without prejudice to our party position, but in the overall interest of the party and our country.

“I urge that all hands should be on deck to ensure victory in our quest to return to Presidential Villa, Abuja in 2019.

“Accept the assurance of my highest regards as a determined presidential hopeful.”

Expressing surprise at the action of the governor, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, called on Fayose to respect the decisions taken by the party on zoning.

He wondered why Fayose would want to disobey the party despite his position as a leader, who he said, was also present at the national convention where the decisions were taken.

Adeyeye, said “The highest organ of the party, which is the national convention, zoned the presidential ticket of the PDP to the North. That has not changed. The same national convention zoned the position of the national chairman to the South. The convention has yet to change any of these two.

“That (national convention) is the supreme organ of the party. Those decisions are binding on all members of the party. Nobody can alter these decisions.”

“The governor is a member of the party and was at the convention where these decisions were taken. As a leader of the party, one expected the governor to respect the party and its decisions. If someone in such an office is breaking the decisions of the party, what do you expect from the rank and file. “

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