Hon Olatunji Sunday Akinyele has emerged the PDP candidate for Oye 2 State Constituency in the forthcoming election, the constituency comprises of Ire, Ilupeju, Itapa, Osin, Omu and Ijelu communities in Oye local Government area of Ekiti state. In an election that was witnessed and monitored by hundreds of party faithful, he got the affirmative nod of all the 34 delegates present and voting, in the election.
Speaking shortly after the election, Hon Akinyele who was dazed by the overwhelming support, expressed his appreciation to the delegates and the entire PDP members in the constituency promising not to disappoint them if he eventually emerges at the polls next year. He dedicated the victory to almighty God. While urging the people of the constituency to vote for him and other PDP candidates across board in next year general elections, he submitted that the victory was evident of his popularity and acceptability amongst his constituents.
In his reaction, the Director General, Tunji Akinyele Campaign Organization, Hon Sunday Alonge (aka Eda) expressed his appreciation to the delegates and all PDP members in the constituency, assuring them that Hon Akinyele will not let them down; he particularly commended Hon Peter Akinola for his magnanimity in withdrawing from the race, even after obtaining the expression of interest form. He posited that the only way the people of the constituency can express their solidarity and support for Gov Ayo Fayose, is to vote for Tunji Akinyele and all other PDP candidates in the general elections. He likened the defeat of the APC in the constituency in the last election to flogging, saying the party will be sunk, this time around. His words “ A vote for PDP is a vote for Ayo Fayose while any vote against PDP is a vote against Ayo Fayose, we flogged them on June 21st, this time around we are going to sink and bury the APC, once and for all.”