The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has disowned the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s Presidential campaign.
Makarfi who made this disclosure in an interview in Kaduna, also reacted to the speculation that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, may be given an automatic ticket to contest the same position on the platform of the PDP, if he finally decides to join the party before the 2019 general elections.

“If Atiku decides to contest for President in 2019, no problem, but one thing is sure is that he will not be given an automatic ticket. Primaries have to be conducted, Markafi said.

For Fayose he added: “He is on his own. What he is doing is not in compliance with the position of the party. The party’s position has not changed. The Convention has zoned the Presidency to the North, and the Chairmanship of the party to the South.”
In another development, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye, has urged the national leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis rocking the Ekiti State chapter of the PDP.
He said: “The national leadership of our great party should quickly come to the rescue of the party in Ekiti State before Governor Fayose destroys the party.
“In the first instance, the Governor created his own constitution by fixing the maximum age for Chairmanship candidate at 50 years, while the maximum age for a Councillorship candidate at 30 years, against the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution. There is nowhere in the Constitution that stipulates maximum age for any elective position.

“Furthermore, the primary elections to elect the candidates for Councillorship and Chairmanship of various Local Councils commenced yesterday at the Ekiti State Government House, instead of the various Wards and Local Councils respectively. The Governor is the Electoral Officer for the exercise.”

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