Ekiti guber: Fayose’s brother dumps PDP for ADP


Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose’s half brother, Olanipekun Oluwayose, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

Oluwayose joined the ADP in his hometown, Afao-Ekiti, when the party’s governorship aspirant, Otunba Segun Adewale, took his mobilization tour to the community.

Oluwayose explained that he dumped the PDP because of the alleged failures of his brother, who he accused of making Ekiti people poorer than he met them.

He described Fayose’s continuity agenda of working for his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as “an attempt to prolong the sufferings of Ekiti people and hold them in servitude.”

While admitting being a blood-relative of the governor, Oluwayose said his conscience could not be reconciled with “the directionless situation facing the state.”

Oluwayose said: “How can I ignore the pains that unpaid wages have brought on our people?”

“If we want a better society, we must not let our relationship allow us to hold us back from standing by what is right.

“My decision to dump PDP for ADP is borne out my patriotism for an Ekiti that works for everyone. Ekiti is in shamble and we must embrace the right ideas that can take us out from the current economic and social doldrums.

“Let me make something clear here, I think today is the first time I’m meeting him
(Adewale) but I have heard a Lot about his capacity and resolve to turn a hopeless situation into an endless opportunity.

“We need someone of his standing to bring to bear his experience and discipline to the resuscitation of our social and economic values.”

Oluwayose pledged his commitment to the success of Adewale’s aspiration in Afao-Ekiti and the state as a whole at the July 14 poll, vowing to resist any attempt to manipulate the votes of the people.

The aspirant, Adewale welcomed Oluwayose and his supporters to the ADP which he said has become a movement being joined by Ekiti residents on daily basis.

The governorship hopeful pledged that the party will provide good governance, create jobs and attract investment to Ekiti to make it a model state in Nigeria.


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