Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Omuo, headquarters of Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State yesterday trooped out in protest against a call by former Governor Ayodele Fayose that the people should vote against Senator Biodun Olujimi, a candidate of the party.
The protesters who had massed from the council areas in Ekiti South Senatorial district expressed anger over Governor Fayose’s directive that voters should reject the Senate Minority Leader in the election.
According to the protesters, it was tantamount to anti-party for Fayose, a former PDP governor, to have told Ekiti South voters to reject Senator Olujimi for allegedly flexing muscles with him over the leadership of the party in the State and South West.
Fayose had, last week while featuring on a live radio programme, called on voters to vote for all PDP candidates except Olujimi.
Addressing the protesters on Tuesday, former Majority Leader of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Sule Longe and ex-Commissioner for Information, Chief Israel Osadare, urged the National Chairman of the party, Chief Uche Secondus to call Fayose to order, so that the party can be united to prosecute the coming elections.