Fayose’s ex-attorney general dumps PDP for APC, joins forces with Fayemi
– Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti state has lost a chieftain of the party to the All Progressives Congress
– Owoseni Ajayi, the immediate past commissioner for justice and attorney general of the state, dumped the party to join forces with APC governorship candidate
– His defection has ended the 20-year relationship with the governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose
The immediate past Ekiti state commissioner for justice and attorney general, Owoseni Ajayi, on Monday, June 11, announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria Tribune reports.
notes that Owoseni, whose relationship with the governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, spans 20 years, will be joining forces with the candidate of the APC in the July 14th election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to coast home to victory.
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He said: “I have decided from today 11th June 2018 to withdraw my membership of PDP and join APC forthwith to be able to actualise my political dream.”
He said he decided to support Fayemi after weighing all the other aspirants, saying that APC would be victorious in the election.
Owoseni said he had been working with and for Fayose for 20 years and that he had endured enough humiliation in the hands of the governor, adding that “there’s a limit to my tolerance. I’ve exhibited extreme tolerance”.
On the cases he had filed against Fayemi and the APC as PDP chief and Attorney General, he said: “I acted as the attorney general of the state. Everything I did was as a result of collective decisions of the government, and not as an individual. It’s not about Owoseni Ajayi.”