The Oasis Reporters
February 23, 2018.
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka’s bid to garner support and win the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti State received a strong boost when the Executive Chairman of Gbonyin Local Government, Hon. Akin Ogidi paid a courtesy visit to one of the factional leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in the local government, Hon. Israel Ajayi (popularly known as Olotu Shagari).
Hon. Ajayi who was a former caretaker Chairman and former PDP Chairman in the local government was shocked to receive the council boss and his entourage, including all the serving lawmakers and political appointees in the local government at his residence in Aisegba – Ekiti yesterday.
Appealing to him, the Chairman said they were at his residence to appeal and persuade him to back the continuity agenda propounded by Gov. Ayodele Fayose by supporting the governorship ambition of Prof. Eleka who is the preferred candidate of the governor.
The Chairman acknowledged that any camp blessed with a ‘big fish’ like Hon. Ajayi would undoubtedly coast home to victory, noting that no one could undermine his political strength in the entire local government.
Ogidi said he would be happy to see the former caretaker chairman declaring support for the deputy governor and work together during the party’s primary election and general election, promising to grade the road that leads to the house of the great politician before the end of next week and vowing to do all that would make Mr. Ajayi proud of him.
Responding, Mr. Isreal Ajayi said he was happy with the honour bestowed on him by the council chairman, adding that he had no objection than to accept and agree with his visitors.
He stressed that everybody knows that Eleka would win the primary election of the party, promising to be one of the people that would work for his emergence.
Ajayi described Hon. Ogidi as a promising young politician who has all it takes to make the state proud.