Youths under the aegis of Ekiti East Youth Forum (EEYF) have condemned the alleged imposition of deputy governor Prof. Kolapo Olusola on the electorate.
The youths, rising from a meeting on Saturday at Omuo-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti East local government area, berated the adoption of Olusola as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “sole candidate”.
In a statement after the meeting, EEYF President, Joel Rotimi and its Secretary, Oluwatimilehin Stephen, said the decision by a section of the PDP to adopt Olusola among several other aspirants was against the principle of fairness and justice.
The youths urged the national leadership of the PDP to intervene in the matter.
The statement read: “The purported adoption of Olusola, even before the party releases its guidelines and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifts the ban on political campaign, was a pure charade and illegal. It will not stand.
“The action was masterminded by Governor Fayose to cover up his illegalities. It is a ploy to continue to rule Ekiti because he knows that the deputy governor is weak.
“We commend leaders, like Senator Biodun Olujimi, representing Ekiti South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, for opposing the move and we urge her to take steps to stop the illegal action.”
The group called for the conduct of a free, fair and transparent primary in which all aspirants would participate and eligible delegates allowed to elect a candidate of their choice.