The Chief of Staff to Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, has resigned.
According to Mr. Dipo Anisulowo, Governor Ayodele Fayose is on a mission to destroy the PDP with the adoption of his deputy, Prof Olusola Eleka to succeed him.
Dipo Anisulowo accused Fayose of undermining the success of PDP in the forthcoming governorship election.
Anisulowo, in a letter made available to the press, said a copy of the letter has been sent to the governor and his resignation takes effect immediately.
” I am at dismay on the political arrangement by Mr governor aiming to divide Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state.
Same Fayose told all stakeholders in Abuja just before the 2014 elections that he will leave with his deputy 2018.
This sudden change of goal post in the middle of the game is not Integrity.” Anisulowo said.
Read the letter below:
Chief Dipo Anisulowo was the Director General of the Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO) during the 2014 election where he hinted, after Ayo Fayose won the election, that his party would run an “all-inclusive government which would make Ekiti people the main focus with the ultimate goal of moving Ekiti forward.”
It will be recalled Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has openly thrown his weight behind his deputy, Prof Olusola Eleka as his successor. The action has since divided the party in Ekiti State.
Situation peaked last week when Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti blasted those aggrieved over his choice of Prof Olusola Eleka as his successor and asked them to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose said on Monday that he would not apologize for choosing Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka as PDP’s governorship candidate for the 2018 governorship election because he was directed by God to make the choice.
Fayose also told the former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, and other aggrieved PDP aspirants that they were free to leave the PDP for other parties.
“Olusola never said he wanted to be deputy governor, but God instructed me to pick him. I said we will go together after our tenure, but God said I should allow him to stay; that what I said was my own opinion.
The PDP has taken a position which we think is in the best interest of the state. We shall not be distracted by those opposed to this step.”
Former minister of state for works, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye; a serving senator, Mrs. Biodun Olujimi and Nigeria’s former envoy in Canada, Mr. Dare Bejide, have indicated interest in the PDP’s ticket for the July 14 governorship poll.
The trio, along with a former aide and justice commissioner to Fayose, Mr. Owoseeni Ajayi, had jointly rejected the adoption of Olusola-Eleka as the PDP’s sole candidate and described the step as “pedestrian and undemocratic”.
Fayose maintained that he was not rattled by the negative utterances hurled at him over his choice.
He has expressed confidence that the PDP would win the July 14 election “by God’s grace”.