Guber poll: Ekiti agog as Fayemi declares

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He said by virtue of his upbringing, belief and academic exposure, he will never subscribe to illegality and will not be party to a rancorous primary but subject himself to a free, fair and transparent primary.

Fayemi said: "We will use local, state and federal power to take over Ekiti from a rapacious government being run by brigandage in Ekiti".

The Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate and the former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State Senator Biodun Olujimi, has declared her interest to vie for the governorship seat of Ekiti State under the umbrella of the People Democratic Party (PDP).

The minister's central message at various meetings during the tour dwelled on the need for all APC members to unite to successfully confront and defeat the incumbent PDP government in the state, come July 14.

"My convictions about how much more is possible in Ekiti stem not from any sense of entitlement but from a sense of service of obligation and posterity that positioned us for a time like this. This form that has been submitted today represents the interests, the best-wishes and the prayers of millions of people in Ekiti State who want a government that will always put their needs first", she announced. We have to complete and bring back those projects we initiated when we were in the saddle.

"We are not on the march again because of a title".

"It is absolutely unacceptable for aspirants to indulge in abuses, use intemperate languages against one another". I am a retired civil servant; my wife is also a retired public servant and therefore, we know what it means to get paid your salary as and when due.

"Each contestant should sell his brand to the party delegates who will decide our fates. I will see whoever fights after the primary as a mole who was sent to destroy our party".

Some prominent names to which the letters were addressed include, National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun, National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.

"Let us be united and know that we have only one enemy, which is Fayose for us to be able to win".

The minister had on April 2 hinted of his plan to run for the party's ticket during the quarterly meeting of the Ekiti APC leaders at his Isan Ekiti country home.