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Ekiti 2014: Ambassador Dare Bejide Backs Zoning

Ambassador Dare Bejide
A former Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Ambassador Dare Bejide, has appealed to all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants from Ekiti South Senatorial district to unite to ensure that the zone produces the state governor in 2014.

The former High Commissioner to Canada, who is aspiring for the party’s ticket in the 2014 election in the state, said fairness demanded that the South should produce the next governor. Bejide told journalists in Ado Ekiti that “my own take is that the governorship slot should go to Ekiti South.

Other districts have produced governors, except Ekiti South. What is fair is fair”.

He said although there has not been an official pronouncement on the zoning arrangement from the party in the state, “there is an understanding that the governorship slot should go to the South Senatorial district. However, those of us (aspirants) from the South can help ourselves by working together to present a common front, a formidable candidate.

“I appeal to the party to make a formal pronouncement zoning the governorship to the South,” he said.

On the controversy over whether consensus candidature or primary election should be adopted to pick a governorship candidate for the party, Bejide, who canvassed transparency in the process, said “the issue is left to the party. The party will do that at the right time.




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