As crisis in the People's Democratic Party lingers on, Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose and his loyalists have launched a political group ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the state.
The group known as Oshoko Mass Movement was launched in Ikere Ekiti on Wednesday to start registration of members in the South Senatorial District.
The event was attended by members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, local government chairmen, political appointees, and youths as well as members of the PDP.
There are speculations that the movement might be an exit plan by the governor from the PDP.
But the Director of Media and Publicity of the movement, who is also a member of the state assembly, Mr. Adedayo Akinleye, said this should not be mistaken as an exit plan for Fayose.
"We are telling the whole world that wherever Fayose goes anytime from now we will follow him en-mass.
"It is all about sustaining the Ayo Fayose legacy beyond 2018 and particularly to tell the whole world and in particular, Ekiti people, that wherever Fayose is going in 2018, we are going with him.
"Whoever Ayo Fayose and our people pick in 2018 for the governorship race, we will support."
Akinleye said the court case rocking the leadership of the PDP in Ekiti could not in anyway affect the party's chances of winning the guber election in 2018 "because many of us who are part of this movement are lovers of Fayose and we cut across political parties in the state.
"We just love Fayose and want a continuation of his legacy in the state. That is why wherever Fayose goes, we are following him, if Fayose leaves PDP today, we will follow him."
Akinleye said the coordinators at the local levels would be meeting weekly to get numbers of people in their polling units and register them to know the number of electorates voting in each of the wards.
"We will also get to know the number of people voting for our party in each wards through the polling units coordinators."