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Controversy rages over Fayose’s adoption of deputy as successor 

-AS EKITI YOUTH, OTHERS REJECT IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATE 

Massive criticisms have started trailing the adoption of deputy governor of Ekiti state, Associate Professor Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola by his boss, Ayodele Fayose, as the canditate of the state in 2018 governorship race in the state. 

Since his adoption a couple of days back, many indigenes of the state, especially party supporters from other senatorial districts have been condemning the governor’s sole decision. They reportedly described it as undue imposition capable of destroying the party ahead the guber election which may in turn enhance the chances of the opposition party, All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state to win.

The Nationsl Publicity Secretary of PDP who is also an indigene of the state was reported to have faulted Fayose’s choice, describing it as a breach of electoral Act and party’s constitution. He therefore warned against any imposition of candidate by the governor on the people of Ekiti as that won’t be acceptable.

Corroborating Adeyeye’s submisdion, one of the youths, Babatunde Awoluyi from Ekiti north Senatorial District said, “The choice of Dr Kolapo Olusola as the flag bearer of PDP in 2018 governorship election is not only unacceptable to the people of Ekiti north Senatorial District but to majority of PDP youths in Ekiti. The governor unilaterally picked his deputy without even consulting the party hierarchy in the state. And as it’s now, he has closed the chance to other aspirants from even within Ikere where Olusola comes from let alone all others from other zones. If the issue is not addressed urgently, it may work against the party in 2018.”

Meanwhile, the protest or not, Governor Ayodele described his choice of his deputy as a direction by God and was optimistic that victory is sure in 2018 with the choice of Olusola.
WHO IS DR KOLAPO OLUSOLA?

Dr Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola was born on May 24, 1968, in Ikere, Ekiti South Senatorial District, Ekiti state into the family of Elder Joshua Olusola and Mrs Eunice Ademolabi Elena. He attended St Matthew’s Primary School and the famous Annunciation Secondary School,both at Ikere Ekiti. He later proceeced to bag a Bachelor of Science degree in Building at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 
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-AS EKITI YOUTH, OTHERS REJECT IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATE 

Massive criticisms have started trailing the adoption of deputy governor of Ekiti state, Associate Professor Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola by his boss, Ayodele Fayose as the next governor of the state if he wins the 2018 governorship race in the state. 

Since his adoption a couple of days back, many idigenes of the state, especially party supporters from other senatorial districts have been condemning the governor’s sole decision. They reportedly described it as undue imposition capable of destroying the party ahead the guber election which may in turn enhances the chances of the opposition party, All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state to win.i

The Nationsl Publicity Secretary of PDP who is also an indigen of the stateh was reported to have faulted Fayose’s choice,describing it as a breach of electoral Act and party’s constitution. He thetegore warned against any imposition of candidate by the governor on the people of Ekiti as that wobt be acceptable.

Corroborating Adeyeye’s submisdion, one of the youth, Babatunde Awoluyi from Ekiti north Senatorial District said, “The choice of Dr Kolapo Olusola as the flag bearer of PDP in 2018 governorship election is not only unacceptable to the people of Ekiti north Senatorial District but to majority of PDP youth in Ekiti. The governor unilaterally picked his deputu without even consulting the party hietarchy in the state. And as it’s now, he has closed the chance to other aspirants from even within Ikere where Olusola comes from let alone all others from other zones.. If the issue is not addressed urgently, it may work against the oarty in 2018.”

Meanwhile, the protest or not, Governor Ayodele had described his choice of his deputy as a direction by God and was o0timistic that victory is sure in 2018 with the choice of Olusola.
WHO IS DR KOLAPO OLUSOLA?

Dr Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola was born on May 24, 1968 in Ikere, Ekiti South Senatorial District, Ekiti state into the family of Elder Joshua Olusola and Mrs Eunice Ademolabi Elena. He attended St Matthew’s Primary School and the famous Annunciation Secondary School, both at Ikere Ekiti. He later proceeded to bag a Bachelor of Science degree in Building at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state in 1989. 

He also earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Technology at the Universitu of Lagos, Akoka in 1993. He later bagged a PhD in Building Structures again at OAU. He started his teaching career in 1990 as a graduate Assistant lecturer at OAU where he later rose through the ranks and became Associate Professor. He joined politics in 2014 when he was invited by Fayose to be his running mate at the state gubernatorial election which outsted the then sitting governor, Kayode Fayemi. He has since become the deputy governor of the state. And come 2018, if luck runs in his favour, he will emerge the number indigenous of the state.
TADE ASIFAT for encomium.ng state in 1989. 

 

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