The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up an 11-man Consensus Screening Committee to scout for its governorship candidate in the coming 2014 election in the state.
According to a statement issued yesterday in Ado-Ekiti by the State Chairman, Mr. Makanjuola Ogundipe, the committee was headed by a retired high court judge, Justice Edward Ojuolape.
In the statement signed by his media aide, Mr. Femi Omolusi, the party chairman listed other members of the committee to include a former member of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Dayo Okondo, the State Vice Chairman, North, Hon. Olatunde Olatunde, Modupe Johnson, Kola Lawal, and a former Acting Governor of the state, Mr. Tope Ademiluyi.
Other members of the committee are a former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kola Adefemi, Mr. Adeoti Kumuyi, a former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Titilayo Akindahunsi, Hon. Dele Ajibola and Mr. Omolade Gabson.
The statement added that the constitution of the committee was in line with the advice from party leaders that the party should consider a consensus arrangement in choosing its governorship candidate.