BREAKING: Ekiti PDP Deputy Gov. Candidate, Funmilayo Ogun Steps Down Nomination, Informs National Chair
An Ekiti state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP stalwart, Mrs. Funmilayo Theresa Ogun has formally turned down her nomination as running mate to the Party’s flag bearer, Olabisi Kolapo, in the state forthcoming governorship election slated for June 2022.
She made this known in a letter dated Thursday, 24th February 2022, addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
Copied in the letter captioned. ”Ekiti 2022 Re: My Nomination As Deputy Governorship Candidate”, were the PDP’s National Organizing Secretary, National Secretary Ekiti State, the state party chairman, and the gubernatorial candidate.
In the letter, Mrs. Ogun, a former Commissioner for Works and Transportation from 2016- 2018, cited “personal reasons” for rejecting her nomination.
The letter in part reads; “This is to formally inform you that I am not unaware of my nomination by Ekiti Stakeholders for the position of the Deputy Governorship Candidate in the 18” June 2022 Gubernatorial Election.
“Notwithstanding their good intentions, I formally write to reject the nomination for personal reasons.
“However, I appreciate the uncommon recognition and assuring the Party that no effort will be spared at ensuring our victory at the election.
“The candidate can therefore be approached for a fresh nomination”