The Minister of Mines and Steel Development and a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Wednesday congratulated the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Olusola Eleka, for his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s flag bearer for the July 14, governorship election in the state.
Eleka on Tuesday emerged winner of the PDP governorship primary held in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. He polled 1,191 votes to defeat PDP’s former national spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who garnered 770 votes from the primaries.
In his reaction, Fayemi, a former governor of Ekiti state, said the emergence of Eleka in an orderly and peaceful primary, is a welcome development.
He however stated that the APC would give the PDP flag bearer a good fight for the Oke Ayoba Government House come July 14, asserting that the APC is still the preferred choice for the generality of Ekiti people.
The Minister, who spoke in a statement by his Media Office, said he is confident that whoever emerges as APC flag bearer in the party’s rescheduled primary on Friday would be more acceptable to the electorate in Ekiti state.