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Senator wants Atiku campaign reconstituted in Ekiti, accuses Fayose of manipulation

Senator wants Atiku campaign reconstituted in Ekiti, accuses Fayose of manipulation
January 08
09:21 2019
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Biodun Olujimi, senate minority leader, says the composition of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Council in Ekiti state is “unacceptable.”

In a petition addressed to Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olujimi asked the party to reconstitute the council.

The lawmaker said only those who the state working committee had approved should make up the campaign council.

While describing it as “heavily lopsided”, she said in the initial composition of the council, there was no office for secretary.

“The original composition, as agreed to at the meeting, had Prof Olusola Kolapo as chairman, Yinka Akerele as director-general and chief Sanya Atofarati as spokesperson/director of media among others while the position of secretary did not exist in the original composition by the national directorate,” the lawmaker said.

“It has become imperative to swiftly alert the national campaign council of our great party, PDP, and the general public to kindly disregard the misleading publication as to the actual composition of the campaign council.

“The purported publication is not only untrue, but also contravenes the prescribed provisions of our party’s guidelines and directive. It should be understood that this is another orchestrated plan of former governor Ayo Fayose to convert the party’s resources and fortunes to his personal enterprise as usual.

“He did it during the last governorship election and our party paid dearly for it in spite of my advice, warnings and outcry. Once beaten is twice shy.

“This is most unacceptable as Ekiti people and Nigerians cannot afford to lose this golden opportunity to change the APC-led maladministration both at the national and state levels because of one person’s self-centeredness.”

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