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2019 EXCLUSIVE: Cold War Brews As Gov. Wike Dumps Fayose For Mimiko As PDP VP Candidate, Says Ekiti Gov. Not Marketable

2019 EXCLUSIVE: Cold War Brews As Gov. Wike Dumps Fayose For Mimiko As PDP VP Candidate, Says Ekiti Gov. Not Marketable

2019: Ayodele Fayose For Vice President

A cold war has reported ensued between the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike over who emerges as the Vice Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  ahead of the 2019 General Elections, News Proof has learned

The hostility according to inside sources who wished not to be named started shortly after the recent national convention of the party which saw Mr. Uche Secondus emerged as the PDP Chairman.

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One of the sources revealed that Gov. Fayose has since been working assiduously in collaboration to his friend, Nyesom Wike for the former to emerge as the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP.

The discordant tune between the duo, News Proof learned ensued shortly after the national convention when Governor Wike was discovered to be hobnobbing with the former Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who, an insider said was to ensure he (Mimiko) emerged as the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate.

Governor Fayose our reporter learned work assiduously to ensure the PDP National Chairman did not come to the southwest region. His calculation is that the zone will rather vie for the Vice Presidential slot

One of our sources said the PDP, no doubt has resolved to compensate the southwest region with the VP slot following the fallout in the last national convention, the plan which was seemingly working according to Fayose's.

Governor Wike, who is seen as the most powerful PDP governor, due to his financial capability, News Proof learned has also given his nod to the southwest to produce the VP to any Presidential candidate that will emerge from the north, but has been convinced by some powerful leaders within the party that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose will not be marketable.

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Considering his abysmal performances in Ekiti and his many uncouth utterances. 

Governor Olusegun Mimiko, is regarded as as a better sellable candidate than Fayose. "Mimiko is seen as more cerebral, calm and marketable compared to Fayose", a source said.

“The reaction of the southeast might also not be palatable as there is going to be a big fight by leaders of the zone who definitely will feel shortchanged after helping the ‘new Don’ from the South-south in achieving his aim of having the party in his kitty.

“The last option for the South-east will be to accept the Senate presidency which is still in the realm of dreams as no one is sure of how the states will vote in the parliamentary elections" a source said

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