Why PDP would not give Fayose 2019 presidential ticket.
Former Minister of Education and national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Tunde Adeniran has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to shelf his presidential bid.
He cautioned Fayose to adhere to the zoning arrangement of the party, which zoned the Presidency to the North.
Adeniran’s advice came after he submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the national secretariat of the party on Wednesday.
He also stated that he had expected the Ekiti governor to have to lead the state’s delegation to support him (Adeniran) at the PDP convention.
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Adeniran said, “My governor is interested in contesting the Presidency of this country and I believe that he thought that well, it will be impossible for us to have the President and national chairman from the same place.
“Now, the more he realizes that the party has taken a decision that our president by the grace of God as for 2019 will come from the North, the more he realizes the reason to stand by the method decided by the party; the more he will realize that the position taken by the party at the convention is a reality and that he will support his brother Adeniran for the chairman.
“In fact, I expect that he will lead the Ekiti State delegation to support me at the convention.”