Governor Kayode Fayemi’s special assistant on the electoral matter, Mr. Olaiya Kupolati, has resigned.
Kupolati said this took effect from March 30 in a letter addressed to the Secretary to the State Government on March 23
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Kupolati also disclosed in that letter that he had also defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP), where he aspired to contest for the state House of Assembly seat.
He said he will formally join the SDP at his ward in Iye Ekiti, Ilejemeje Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, he clarified that his resignation was in line with the provisions of the new Electoral Act.
While appreciating the Governor for allowing him to serve, he said “I perceive former Gov. Segun Oni as the best man for Ekiti after Fayemi at this trying time and I am ready to support him”
“He has a better pedigree. He performed very well while in office in his first term, so he deserves re-election by every standard.”
However, Kupolato added that it would be a gross betrayal of trust if he worked against his people’s wish in the June 18 governorship poll.
“I am also following the trend in town, especially my people in Ilejemeje. They are totally for Segun Oni and as a good leader and community person, I don’t want to work against my constituents’ wish” he said.