EKITI STATE GUBERNATORIAL RACE 2014
Ekiti State is destined to be ruled by Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) comes 2014, if the party hierarchy and leadership purged themselves of favouritism and partiality in the selection of gubernatorial aspirants.
Suffice is to refer to the Tribune publication of sunday January 5,2014 where the current serving minister was listed among the impending aspirants,a situation which is worrisome because sometimes in september last year,the presidency pronounced that any member of the cabinet who wish to contest for any post should resign from his present portfolio. It is embarrassing that the minister for Police Affairs in person of retired Captain Caleb Olubolade has been reported in many media seeking the support of Ekiti people in his ambition to become the next Governor of Ekiti State without resignation and caution by the presidency.
The list of leaders invited to Abuja last weekend revealed that the minister had pre-knowledge of the arrangement and this confirmed the romour that he had the support of the presidency.
We the numerous party loyalists and member of Ekiti State PDP in Ekiti South Senatorial District state categorically that the next governor must come from Ekiti South Senatorial District.
The party leadership is warned against god fatherism and favouritism. There should be no anointed candidate. A consensus arrangement can only be meaningful if participation is limited to Ekiti South gubernatorial aspirants. If the party want to win the race in 2014.
Ekiti South Senatorial district has been marginalize for sixteen years despite the fact that they have qualified and viable candidates for the post.
Give Ekiti South Senatorial District a chance which has been destined by God Almighty. Don't rubbish Ekiti South Senatorial District in the forthcoming 2014 gubernatorial election.
Hon. Gboyega Akinola
Ekiti South Leader's Forum.