Two Governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) that participated in the just concluded primary of the party in Ekiti State, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and Mr. Kayode Ojo, have vowed to ensure that Ekiti joins the progressives government being led by President Muhammadu Buhari in the July 14 Governorship election in the state.
They however pleaded with all the aspirants that participated in the election to bury their differences and gear efforts to ensure that the candidate of the party and Minister of Mines and Steel Development Dr. Kayode Fayemi wins the impending governorship poll in the state.
Briefing newsmen in Iyin-Ekiti after consultations meeting with his supporters from the 177 wards, Bamidele said the coming election is not about Fayemi, but about afflicted people of the state, who were being deceived by the present government and the party, APC.
Bamidele said he would work hard with other like-minds across the state to ensure that the Minister triumph in the election, he described as a reclamation battle to ensure the people are freed from the pangs of poverty, deprivation and bad governance.
“The APC is set to give Ekiti people a new lease of life through prioritization of time-tested policies capable of transforming the economy and provision of opportunities for wealth creation, social welfare , healthy living and food security .
“Dr. Fayemi in the full glare of everybody had apologized to theteachers, civil servants, artisans and those who might be affected by his policies as a governor,I beg our people to accept his apologies.
“We are resolved to align Ekiti State and her good people with the progressive transformation being championed by the APC-led government of President Buhari and no stoned shall be left unturned in ensuring that this dream is achieved”,he said.
Bamidele warned that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) was already latching on the existing crack in the party to destabilize the party.
“This is a calculated plot to destabilize and demonise the APC and give victory to their party. In the July 14 election. Through the back door but I am certain that the desperate and mischievous agenda of the PDP will fail on a final note”, he said.
While Ojo,who polled 281 votes to ranked third in the primary, said he had no reason to blame Fayemi for joining the fray to contest for the governorship ticket in APC, saying it was his constitutional right.
He added that he had accepted the outcome of the primary and had resolved to work with Fayemi to make the party triumph in the coming election.
He said he has no reason to dissent as a loyal party man,saying the party can only have a good and prosperous future if the party emerges victorious in the governorship poll.
“Dr. Fayemi had visited me and I have accepted wholeheartedly to work with him in the interest of our party. I believe the APC is supreme to all of us and we must not do those things that will sabotage our efforts in this coming election.
“Though, I did not win the primary, but I have no regret contesting because members of APC in Ekiti are great people. I am seeing a bright future for Ekiti APC going by the spirit of sportsmanship our people have displayed.
“I have gone round and saw that our people lacked basic amenities for development. Virtually every aspect of our lives needed interventions and it is only the APC that can bring this desired change.
“Other parties have been calling me to come and get the ticket but I resisted them. I will work with APC with my teeming supporters for us to win this election and I charge other aspirants to imbibe the same spirit”,he said.