The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka has said there is nothing wrong in people seeing him as Governor Ayo Fayose’s boy, stressing that he is proud of the state governor, who he called his political father.
Olusola, who is currently the state’s deputy governor, last 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.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s Programme, Sunday Politics, Eleka pointed out that his emergence as the party’s flagbearer for the July 14 gubernatorial polls was as a result of his selfless service to the people of the state and this was recognized by the governor.
He said, “I have a political father who is Peter Ayodele Fayose and I am proud of him. The issue at stake is Ekiti State and the bulk stops at my table when I become governor.
“If I am Fayose’s boy, good. The most important thing is that Ekiti State comes first and my performance is what matters,” he said.
The governorship aspirant expressed confidence of emerging victorious in the polls, pointing out that the people of the state were solidly behind him and the PDP.
“Ekiti people are behind us, they are behind Olusola Eleka and Fayose. They are behind PDP and you can be rest assured that we are going to win come July 14,” he said.