The flagbearer of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Kolawole, has warned financiers of his campaign not to give funds for the campaign to immediate Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose.
This latest outcry seems to confirm rumors making the rounds in Ekiti Political circles that the relationship between the PDP candidate, Bisi K, and his political godfather has gone sour due to the former’s refusal to give Fayose control over funds donated by National party leaders as well sponsors of his campaign.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said the former governor is very angry with the way Bisi Kolawole has been going from one leader to another to tell them that funds for election should be paid into a special account he has opened for such purpose.
Another source close to the Bisi Kolawole Campaign Organization who spoke with our correspondent also confirmed that leaders of the party have fixed March 5, 2022, for a reconciliatory meeting for the two warring political associates. He said, ” my brother we are grounded at the moment, Oga (Bisi Kolawole) has decided that he does not want his chances at the election to be sabotaged by greed in the management of campaign funds”. He continued ” Fayose has stopped us from using his office in Adebayo, we are currently looking for a space pending the time they will resolve their differences”.
A visit by our correspondent to Fayose Office located at Adebayo Area, opposite FirstBank, Ado-Ekiti revealed that all campaign billboards and banners containing pictures of Bisi Kolawole have been removed from the office and all the branded vehicles were submitted to the office premises.