“Just before the commencement of voting, Senator Olujimi stepped down and this reduced the number of contestants to two. It was a very tough contention and just before Adeyeye left the hall, he came to tell me he was satisfied with the conduct of the exercise. I thank the members of the panel and PDP NWC for reposing confidence in us”, he said
The elected party governorship candidate, a Professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University while reacting to the outcome of the primaries, said he would continue to display loyalty to the party. He thanked those who facilitated his victory.
“I humbly thank all our party stalwarts who made this victory possible, particularly Governor Ayodele Fayose. I want to thank the doggedness of my co-contestant, Prince Adeyeye. History will have it that he put in his best for a better Ekiti. I am determined to move Ekiti forward by sustaining those legacies that were started by our amiable governor’.
“We are aware of the plans of the interlopers who wanted to grab power through the backdoor. Whether they like it or not, we shall give them another 16-0 again with the support of Ekiti people. I thank Governor Fayose for standing firm behind me despite all odds, I shall eternally be grateful to you for this love.”
Similarly, in his own remark after the primaries, Governor Fayose, humorously recommended the party primaries returning officer (Okowa) to the All Progressives Congress(APC) for the conduct of its rescheduled primaries, adding that, “APC is worse than the PDP in every aspect,” .