Dayo Adeyeye claimed the meeting of the amorphous group was hastily convened out of fear for his overwhelming popularity.
Some of the PDP stalwarts that have also kicked against the adoption of Olusola include the immediate past state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi; and a former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Dare Bejide, described the process that produced Olusola as illegal.
In a report by Punch, Adeyeye said the adoption of Olusola was a clear breach of the PDP’s constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act (as amended).
Adeyeye's campaign group, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement, claimed the meeting of the amorphous group was hastily convened out of fear for the overwhelming popularity of Adeyeye.
Adeyeye stated, “It is important to note that the PDP, as a political party, is bigger and larger than any individual no matter how highly placed as to override the rules and regulations of the party which are sacrosanct in the election of any candidate for elective position.
“PAMM rejects the purported adoption of a sole candidate in its entirety as there are many other aspirants for the governorship race in 2018.”
In the same vein, Ajayi and Bejide, who are aspirants on the party’s platform, dismissed the development as not posing any threat to their ambition.
Bejide said, “Any caucus of the party can adopt any candidate, whether the choice of Olusola by his caucus has Fayose’s backing holds no water as no one can impose a candidate on the party.
“This will not stop me from emerging as the party’s governorship standard bearer for the poll in March, 2018.”
Olusola, a Professor of Building Technology from Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile-Ife, hails from Ikere Ekiti, in Ekiti South Senatorial District of the state.