The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Special Congress for the nomination of the party’s candidate for the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State has announced a former governor of the state,Mr Ayo Fayose, as the party’s flag bearer.
The five-man committee, which conducted the congress and headed by a former governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili, declared Fayose after polling 462 votes, while a former Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade, scored seven votes and the former spokesman of the Yoruba socio cultural organisation,Afenifere,Prince Dayo Adeyeye, had three votes.
A former PDP Women Leader in Ekiti State, Chief( Mrs) Modupe Ogundipe, had one vote. Odili said 544 delegates were expected to participate in the exercise, but only 477delegates turned in to vote,while the committee recorded four voided votes. Earlier, five out of the 13 gubernatorial aspirants namely, Adeyeye, Olubolade,Senator Gbenga Aluko, Mr. Abiodun Aluko and Mrs Modupe Ogundipe, who led their supporters on a protest, were tear gassed out of the premises.