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Ekiti Elect: Senator Rasaki, Rep member, chief whip move to APC form PDP-Buhari receive defectors

Ekiti Elect: Senator Rasaki, Rep member, chief whip move to APC form PDP-Buhari receive them

Many key members of People Democratic Party party switched to support All Progressives Congress must have  been as a result of the Outgoing Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s plan to instal his deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

The defectors were recieve today by president Muhammadu Buhari at the grand finale of the governorship campaign of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate in Saturday’s election. The mega rally took place at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti.

Among the defector are two federal lawmaker, along with the chief whip of the state house of assembly. There were indications dropped by the new APC faithful, that many assembly members may also be getting ready to abandon the PDP, ahead of the crucial 14 July election.

Sen. Fatimat Raji Rasaki, representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District is one of the defector. She is the wife of a former military governor of Lagos. Mr. Olamide Oni, House of Representatives representing Efon/Ijero/Ekiti West Federal Constituency also dumped PDP.

Senator Rasaki represents the largest constituency in the state, the same area where Fayemi picked his running mate, an old political war-horse Chief Bisi Egbeyemi.

Political pundits said if the Ekiti central senatorial constituency vote for Fayemi, the election will be lost by the PDP candidate, Olusola Eleka.

The switching of allegiances by the PDP legislators was one of the highlights of the today’s rally and it was seen as a big deal as the APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, telling Senator Rasaki repeatedly: ‘God Bless You’, ‘God Bless you’, when they met before President Buhari arrived.

The Chief Whip of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Sunday Akinniyi and the Commissioner for Justice and attorney-general under Fayose administration, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi also switched allegiances to APC at the event.

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