Former Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola has withdrawn from the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Ekiti South Senatorial race.
In a letter to the PDP National Chairman personally signed, the former Deputy Governor claimed that he entered the campaign because of pressure from former State Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He claims that the Fayose, who pushed him into the campaign, has since decided to support another contender for the same position.
This was stated in a letter titled “Notification of Withdrawal from Senatorial Election.”
According to Kolapo Olusola, Fayose had sent emissaries to him, requesting that he run for the position, and he had no choice but to succumb to pressure from concerned stakeholders.
The letter read in part: “It is expedient to note, however, that the senatorial ambition was the making of former Governor Ayodele Fayose”
“To my great surprise, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who openly endorsed my candidacy for Senate in my town, discretely aided another person from the same constituency to pick the same senatorial form”.
“I’ve consulted widely and have decided not to dwell where there is no sincerity of purpose but an arrogant display of deception and hence, pulled out from the contest”.