Saturday, 10 March 2018

Ekiti 2018: Ojudu throws hat into ring

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters has joined the race to succeed the Gov. Ayo Fayose. Ojudu, a journalist and former senator, officially declared his intention yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. He belongs to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Gov. Fayose's party, PDP had last year adopted his deputy Prof. Kolapo Olusola as his successor. But Ojudu said APC must win the next election alleging that Fayose is trying to rule the state by proxy.

“But our party needs to tread cautiously to be able to defeat this man because he had succeeded in infiltrating our ranks. He has planted people in our ranks to leak vital information to him, so we must be cautious.

“I know that the challenges of the recent years have galvanised our people to be resolute to fight the battle ahead. The next election is a must-win for APC.

“Governor Fayose is planning to rule the state by proxy by attempting to put his surrogate on the governorship seat. Let me assure you, we are going to foil such attempt.

“Let me say this, I have all it takes to liberate Ekiti from the slavery they were put into by Fayose. I had once defeated him in a senatorial contest and I will do same again if given the opportunity.”

“They said I can defect if I am not picked at the primary, never, I will never have anything to do with the PDP. Even if I die and they cover me with PDP’s cloth, I will wake and burn the cloth before dying again,”

“Today, we are facing serious challenges of hunger, poverty and squalor. Our people are hungry and our youths are without jobs. Our state needs redemption and to be put back on the path of glory.

“We must rescue our people and if you give me the ticket, be sure that I will defeat Fayose. The time has come, let’s work together for the people. Together we will make Ekiti the state we can all be proud of.”

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