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Ado PDP withdraws from Council election, says EKSIEC, Govt lack credibility



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The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ado Local
Government has said members of the party will not participate in the
local government elections in Ekiti State slated for December, saying
they will not allow the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi to use them to
achieve his aim of siphoning the state funds further and buy
credibility for a predetermined process.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti by
Hon Yinka Olomofe on behalf of Council of Ado-Ekiti PDP Stakeholders,
the Council said Chairman of the State Independent Electoral
Commission, Justice Aladejana (rtd) lacked the moral impetus to
superintend over body as sensitive as EKSIEC.

“The integrity of the man named as the Chairman of State Independent
Electoral Commission is in doubt. A man suspended as Chief Judge of
the state due to his professional misconduct lacks moral standing to
conduct a free and fair elections,” the statement read in part.

The PDP leadership in Ado Local Government also alleged that the State
Independent Electoral Commission was peopled by card carrying members
of the APC, who were under strict instructions from Dr. Kayode Fayemi
to declare all APC candidates as winners of the elections and thus
will not embark on a journey to nowhere.

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The statement said Ado Ekiti PDP leadership frowned at Dr. Fayemi’s
plan to siphon Ekiti State to the tune of N5 billion, using EKSIEC as
a conduit in a predetermined exercise.

“We also frown at the ridiculous amount of money which is said to be
about N5 billion purportedly allocated for this shoddy exercise. We
will not participate in an exercise which is solely aimed at siphoning
the state’s scarce resources”, it read.

Describing the emergence of APC candidates as an action erected on
need for political patronage, Olomofe said Ado Local Government PDP
will resist the attempt to use it to assert credibility on a venture
aimed at looting Ekiti people.

“The issues surrounding the outcomes of the primary elections in APC
suggests that Governor Fayemi handpicked his ward coordinators during
the last governorship elections as councillorship candidates of the

“An election predetermined to payback supporters of Fayemi in APC
cannot enjoy our participation. We will not give unnecessary
credibility to an  election with a predetermined outcome”, the
statement read.

Citing its resolve not to endanger the lives of its members as another
reason the PDP will not be participating, Olomofe charged PDP members
to continue to prepare for the 2022 governorship election, which will
attract the attention of men of conscience from across the world, a
factor that will limit to a large extent APC penchant for electoral
manipulations and violence.

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“APC members in Ado-Ekiti have reliably informed us that the governor
has directed his political thugs especially transport workers to
matchet, shoot or kill anyone that stands on their way before, during
and after elections.

“The aggrieved APC members told us that the party leadership is aware
of the non-popularity of their chairmanship candidate who is renowned
for her Kleptomaniac life style. Although we were urged to participate
because of the overwhelming popularity of our party in Ado-Ekiti, but
we will not endanger the lives and properties of the innocent
residents of Ado-Ekiti because of an election with a predetermined

“We therefore urge our members to continue preparing for 2022
governorship elections which is our focus and allow Kayode Fayemi and
his political thugs continue their peculiar mess which by the grace of
God will come to an end very soon”, the statement read.

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