Two of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Ekiti State, Comrade J. K. Oni and Alhaji Gani Bankole purportedly elected in a state congress of the party different from the one in which Gboyega Oguntuase was elected have disassociated themselves from the congress.
Oni and Bankole said they did not take part in any other state congress of the PDP in Ekiti State apart from the only one authorized by the party and supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where Oguntuase emerged as the state Chairman, Comrade J. K. Oni as state Financial Secretary, among others.
The statement read; “Our attention has been drawn to report orchestrated by some faceless individuals that a State Congress of the PDP other than the one in which Gboyega Oguntuase was elected took place in Ekiti State today.
“The report also indicated that we, Oni and Bankole were “elected” as Vice Chairman Central and South senatorial dDistricts respectively.
“We wish to state categorically that we did not take part in any other state congress of the PDP in Ekiti State apart from the only one authorized by the party and supervised by the INECwhere Barrister Oguntuase emerged as the state Chairman, Oni as state Financial Secretary among others.
“We hereby disassociate ourselves from the so-called congress, if it ever took place and warn that henceforth, on no account should our names be associated with such fraud.
“We are totally committed to the leadership of our governor, Dr Peter Ayodele Fayose and the success of the Gboyega Oguntuase-led State Executives of our party that were elected today, May 10, 2016 at Adetiloye Hall, Trade Fair Complex, Ado-Ekiti.”