"I humbly thank all our party stalwarts who made this victory possible, particularly, Governor Ayodele Fayose".
The Ekiti State deputy governor, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, has emerged the victor of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary election.
The party stated this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the candidate must also give the same form to his running mate, warning that both candidates must submit their forms to the national secretariat of the party latest by Monday. All the other parties are just shouting. "I'm very much satisfied with the process and by the grace of God whoever wins, we are going to support whoever emerges".
"People want to take us through another round of economic slavery. We are no more ready for that", he said.
He is at present the deputy governor of the state.
The chairman of the party in statement from his media office signed by Ike Abonyi, on Wednesday, said the real victor from the exercise is democracy and not any individual as the PDP family in Ekiti would be healthier from the primary.More news: Nintendo Hiring Level Designer for The Legend of Zelda Game Series
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"The successful conduct of hitch-free and transparent gubernatorial primaries in Ekiti state on Tuesday is a outcome of the party's re-branding and repositioning project that has proved to be on course", he said.
Meanwhile, former Minister of Education and National Leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof Tunde Adeniran, has asked President Muhammadu and his All Progressives Congress (APC) to leave the stage by May 29, 2019. "We are all going for election".
On the issuance of a certificate of return to him, he observed: "I count my self privileged as the first gubernatorial candidate of our party to be issued a certificate of return".
Delegates from each local government area wore uniform Ankara clothing and were seated accordingly in the area allotted for them in the hall.
"I am determined to move Ekiti forward by sustaining those legacies that were started by our amiable governor".
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, who conducted Ekiti State PDP governorship primary election, while announcing the results, hailed the contestants and delegates for displaying maturity, pointing out that this had again confirmed that the PDP was truly a democratic party.