The Chairman of West Local Government, Hon. Kolawole Omotunde has described the decision of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders to endorse Ekiti deputy Governor Professor Olusola Eleka as the candidate of the party in the 2018 governorship election as “a reward for loyalty to service”.
Omotunde who was present at the stakeholder’s meeting on Wednesday alongside other 15 local council chairmen, 177 councillors, 177 ward chairmen, members of Boards and parastatals, state executive council, Ekiti State House of Assembly members, serving and former members of the PDP State Working Committee, former Deputy Governor among others hail the decision of the party.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting in Ado Ekiti, Omotunde said the entire leadership of the party unanimously took the decision in the best interest of the state.
“I want to thank the leadership of our great party, (PDP) in Ekiti State for this development, after which I congratulate our amiable deputy Governor, His Excellency Professor Olusola Eleka on his endorsement.
“As you can see, the who is who in the party as far as Ekiti is concern are all here to grace this meeting. This is far beyond imposition. It was a unanimous decision taken in the best interest of the state.
”It is simply a result of loyalty, when you are loyal to your boss, and dedicate yourself to serving your people; you can be rest assured of what has just happened. A message has been passed, I hope many of us and other politicians learn from this.
“There’s no doubt that Professor Eleka’s Simplicity, loyalty, honesty and dedication to service earned him this endorsement; it’s a reward of his loyalty and selfless service to the people” he said
The Council boss, who described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a courageous leader whose sagacity in relation to governance is second to none appeal to the people his local government (Ekiti west) and the entire state to continue their support for Governor Fayose’s PDP led administration.
“I urge the good people of Ekiti not to relent in prayers; I appeal to them to continue to support the continuity agenda of Governor Fayose whose interest is about Ekiti. Ekiti can only be a better place for all through our collective efforts”; he said.