Adeyeye leaves PDP after losing governorship slot for Ekiti

Former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has discarded his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party after losing the party’s primary for the upcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.

Adeyeye, who lost the party’s ticket to Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose’s anointed candidate and Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Kolapo Oludola, said he was moving to another party to stop the continuity agenda of Fayose which he said was not in the best interest of Ekiti people.

He spoke on Thursday shortly after holding a meeting with members of his campaign team, the Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) at its headquarters along Ikere Road, Ado-Ekiti.

He disclosed that since he lost the PDP primary to Fayose’s anointed candidate, not less than five parties have approached him to come over and contest on their platform.

The former PDP national spokesman promised to reveal the platform he would use to contest for the governorship “in the next forty hours.”

He disclosed that he has been receiving solidarity messages from all parts of the world from people who were impressed with his performance at the PDP primary.

According to him, he would have won the PDP governorship primary “if not for the way Fayose intimidated delegates by forcing them to wear aso ebi to the venue.”

He said: “I am leaving the party because party can change but your state cannot change, party can change, your hometown cannot change.

“I can’t be part of enslavement, I can’t be part of corruption, I can’t be part of those keeping our people in poverty but spend billions of Naira on chartered flights to Abuja every year but will be riding okada at home.

“By seeking another platform, I want to tell him that he can’t be riding roughshod over Ekiti people people and he cannot turn Ekiti to one-man rule.

“Our party leaders in Abuja were surprised at my performance at the primary despite the intimidation but I told them that I can change party, party may go into extinction but Ekiti will remain.

“I will not, because of party affiliation, allow Ekiti to be destroyed. That is why we will take decision today on where we are going.

“Since Tuesday, civil servants, teachers, local government workers have become sad. Ekiti has been enveloped in mourning.

“What is paramount in my mind is to liberate Ekiti. Today, we will not reveal where we are going yet but where are no longer where we were (PDP).”

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