The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has declared that he is ready to move out of the state on the day fixed for governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Fayose, who is supporting the gubernatorial bid of his deputy, Kolapo Olusola, said he would leave the state so as to avoid making other contestants uncomfortable by his presence.
The governor stated this while receiving the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and former Senate President, David Mark in Ado Ekiti.
“If other aspirants are not comfortable with my presence on the day of the primary, I am ready to vacate the state if that will usher the needed peace.
“What I know however is that with God almighty behind me, I will still come back to receive certificate of victory from my people,” Fayose said.
In his address, Secondus assured members of the party that the primary elections will be free and fair.
He said: “I assure you once again, there will be transparency and the process would not cheat anybody. I urge you to join the leaders to work together to ensure free and fair transparent primaries, eminent Nigerian are conducting the primaries.
“We urge you to remain calm. We also urge INEC and security agents not to be partial but come to defend democracy. From here, we are moving to other parts of the country for sensitisation.”