Barely 24 hours to the submission of all parties’ nominations to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the June 18, 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State, Mrs. Funmi Ogun has rejected her nomination as the Peoples Democratic Party’s deputy governorship candidate.
In a letter she personally signed and addressed to the PDP’s National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, Ogun, who was the Commissioner for Works under former Governor Ayodele Fayose between 2016 and 2017, said: “This is to formally inform you that I am not unaware of my nomination by Ekiti State stakeholders for the position of the deputy governorship candidate in the June 18, 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 the party’s victory at the election.
“The candidate can therefore be approached for a fresh nomination.”
The former commissioner, who confirmed authoring the letter, outrightly debunked the widespread insinuation that it was due to certain disagreement with Fayose that fuelled her action.