PDP gu­ber as­pi­rant de­clares sup­port for Fayose

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

One of the ag­grieved gu­ber­na­to­rial as­pi­rants in Ek­iti State, Abio­dun Aluko, yes­ter­day de­clared sup­port for the can­di­da­ture of Mr. Ayo Fayose.

Aluko, a deputy gover­nor dur­ing Fayose’s regime, said he was not bribed to de­clare sup­port for the for­mer gover­nor, but that his sup­port was borne out of his own vo­li­tion as a loyal party man and the “enor­mous re­spect he has for Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, whom he said had paci­fied the as­pi­rants”.

Aluko, who said this in Ikere Ek­iti yes­ter­day dur­ing a rally he or­ga­nized to drum sup­port for Fayose, said: “What I did was to show that I am a loyal party man. I am too po­lit­i­cally con­scious to know that it is bet­ter to be in the PDP, a party that con­trols the cen­tre and that can be of ad­van­tage to the state and my sup­port­ers than to de­fect to APC”.

He said though he was ini­tially op­posed to the can­di­da­ture of his for­mer boss, he de­cided to put be­hind him what­ever mis­giv­ing he had about the pri­maries that pro­duced the for­mer gover­nor due to what he called his im­mense love for the PDP.

He urged all his sup­port­ers across the state to work as­sid­u­ously for the vic­tory of the PDP at the poll, as­sur­ing that their in­ter­ests will be pro­tected.

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