Ondo Commissioner Resigns Over Gubernatorial Ambition


The Ondo State Commissioner for Environment, Sola Ebiseni, has vacated his post in the administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko as he nurtures ambition to contest under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Ebiseni, a lawyer by profession hails from Ilaje in the Southern Senatorial District

The ex-commissioner admonished Governor Mimiko for affording him the opportunity to serve the state as a commissioner.

Other aspiring candidates for the November 26 governorship election, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bamiduro Dada are expected to follow suit in accordance with the rule

Meanwhile, the PDP in the state has claimed that the rumour flying round that the party has adopted a particular aspirant for the election is false as it maintained that the party has not conducted the primary election to determine the flag bearer.

The party publicity Secretary, Banji Okunomo in a statement said: “PDP has a constitution which guides its affairs,the issue pertaining to picking the candidate who would be the flag bearer of the party in the forth coming governorship election is purely a constitutional affair of the party.

“Provisions for the party’s primary are purely unambiguous in the constitution of the party, PDP believes strongly in internal democracy and as such issues of imposition of candidates on the party would not arise”

“we believe so much in democratic appeals,fairness,equity and justice.Among other things,the party would consider issues of leadership prowess,popularity and acceptance of candidates to the electorate before such is picked as party flag bearer.

“Our primary would be conducted at a date which would be fixed within the period which INEC allows by which time the flag bearer of the party would emerge,” the statement reads.

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