Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has insisted that his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, will represent the Peoples Democratic Party and the will win the 2018 governorship election in the state.
Fayose, speaking during during a thanksgiving service held by Olusola to mark his endorsement by various PDP stakeholders in the state for the election.
His Deputy, Prof Olusola and his wife knelt down while Fayose spoke and then went on to pray for his deputy’s aspiration.
He said: “In the first instance, the emergence of Olusola-Eleka as my deputy was divine. He never lobbied to be one. He was just a lecturer in the university enjoying what he was doing. I proposed to have his father that I knew to be a politician as my deputy, but he emerged in a divine manner.
“We all say we are God’s people and I have earlier said I was relying on God to choose a successor for me and He has done that. I know it is a divine project and those who are doubting should wait as see in the end what it is going to be. Power comes from God and He gives willingly.
“Some say I am promoting my deputy, I’m not, but I am only doing the will of God. When we do His will there is no need to fear. We are going to that promised land. This is God’s project and it won’t fail.”
Speaking after the service, Olusola appealed for cooperation and support from party members and leaders.
He said he was ready to work with everybody and reiterated his total support and loyalty to the government of the state.