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2014: Obasanjo’s ex-aide jostles for Ekiti PDP ticket

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s aide, Mr. Bodunde Adeyanju, has joined the growing army of aspirants jostling for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State for the 2014 governorship election.

Also, a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Adewale Aribisala, has joined the race to pick the sole ticket of the PDP.

Some of the governorship aspirants who are eyeing Governor Kayode Fayemi’s job include former Governor Ayo Fayose and Mr. Abiodun Aluko.

Mr. Bisi Omoyeni and Mrs. Abiodun Olujinmi who were deputies to Fayose during his three-and-a-half-year reign are also seeking the ticket.

Adeyanju, who was a personal assistant to Obasanjo when he was the President, said during a meeting with members of the PDP at Emure Ekiti in Emure Local Government Area on Friday that his ambition was divine.

He said he would dislodge the government of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria from the state in 2014.

Adeyanju was upbeat about his chances at the poll just as Aribisala also expressed optimism that the PDP would form the next government in the state and that he would be the next governor.

In an interview with journalists after the meeting, Adeyanju said, “I believe I will get the ticket because God is the one behind me and nobody can stop God.”

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