Ayodele Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti State has said he and others chose to overlook over-voting at the PDP Southwest zonal congress because of the interest of the party.

In the election held on Monday, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja narrowly defeated Dr. Eddy Olafeso to become the PDP Chairman, Southwest.

Arapaja polled 343 votes to defeat Olafeso, who got 330 votes.

Fayose, why congratulating Arapaja on his emergence as the Southwest Zonal Chairman of the PDP said: “Like I said in my speech at the beginning of the congress that we should win together and we have indeed won together.

“Whatever may be our reservations on the issue of over-voting, we have chosen to look at the larger picture, which is the PDP.

“We must therefore use our energy and resources to rebuild the party,” he said.

Fayose added: “Arapaja’s 343 and Olafeso’s 330 votes, has simply shown strength on the two sides, this should be explored by the party, going forward.

“I thank the National Working Committee (NWC) for helping to bring this congress behind us.”

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