It is now a common place news that the Repositioning Group recently held an in- House election purposefully to democratically pick a gubernatorial candidate to represent our group at the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primaries coming up in January, 2022.
It will be recalled that three aspirants presented themselves for the election in which Alhaji Lateef Ajijola won more votes than the others. However, the terms of the MOU before the election gave room for the elders’ appeal panel to wade in in case the election conducts and result contravened the gentleman’s agreements among the aspirants.
In line with this, a 5-man Appeal Committee headed by Rt.Hon.Tunji Odeyemi, was set up after one of the aspirants petitioned the group’s leadership with cited cases of malpractices pre and post the election.
After due considerations and investigations of all the allegations as contained in the petition, the Committee’s findings as contained in their report released on the 28th, September 2021, and signed by all the five-member committee, upheld all the allegations as contained in the petition.
To this end, the Repositioning Elders caucus had an online conference meeting on September 28, 2021 and adopted all the findings of the appeal Committee as presented.
In view of this, the opinion of the Elders was that the in-House election held on the 3rd of September, 2021 could not be said to have been held as a true representation of the intention of the organisers ( Repositioning Movement) to bring out a candidate that will represent the group at the forthcoming competitive Ekiti state PDP Governorship primaries.
It has been resolved, therefore, that the group is YET To pick any candidate that will participate in the coming primaries.
Members are to be calm and continue to trust in the leadership of the group that appropriate steps are being taken urgently to ensure that we choose a candidate to represent the interest of the Repositioning Group in the PDP gubernatorial primary come January, 2022.
In God we trust.