- Ahead of Ekiti governorship election, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has said the APC will rely on the support of the people
- He described himself as the best candidate for the state governorship position
- Ojudu promised to pay salary arrears and pension if elected
The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has said that he is the right candidate for Ekiti people ahead of the state gubernatorial election.
The Nation reports that Ojudu also said the party was not relying on federal might but the support of the people. He also called on the party to vote him as the flagbearer.
He said: “President Buhari didn’t rig election in Kogi, Anambra, Edo and Ondo states and we must not expect such in Ekiti. We are going to win through people’s might. All we need to do is to tell Ekiti people what we are going to do better than this profligate PDP government in Ekiti. I have a manifesto that I have sold to the delegates.
“We have a huge debt in Ekiti today because there are misplaced priorities and we saw people taking bonds and loans and misappropriated it. I am not against borrowing, but it must be spent on human capital development and those projects that can generate money for our state.
“Today, our people are oppressed, experiencing corruption and hunger. So, there is nothing left for Fayose’s government to support continuity."
He also criticised Governor Ayo Fayose for allegedly spending N16 billion to construct a flyover saying it “has no benefit when workers have not been paid for eight months.”
“I want to assure our workers that I will pay all outstanding salaries and pension. These I can easily do by way of stopping white elephant project and concentrate on human capital development.
“When an economy is like this, Ekiti must go back to land. We must go into commercial agriculture and encourage our youth, so that we can feed ourselves, sell to neighbouring states and even earn exports to shore up our IGR," he added.
Meanwhile, the campaign posters and billboards of an APC Ekiti governorship aspirant, Senator Ojudu were destroyed in the early hours of Monday, April 23.
The posters were allegedly destroyed by one Abayomi Ogundipe, aka Agarawu, who is reportedly a follower of Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, a perceived friend of Ojudu and also a leader in the All Progressives Congress ( APC).
In a statement made available on Facebook, Chief Ranti Adebisi, the director general of Ekiti Rebirth Organisation, condemned the act which left “billboards and posters costing several thousands of naira wickedly vandalized and destroyed”.
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