Senator Babafemi Ojudu, an APC governorship aspirant for the forthcoming Ekiti primary in a recent interview voiced his aspiration, hope and why he is the best of the 33 contestants in the state who deserves the party's ticket; he also aired some of his misgivings about the Fayose-led administration
One of the aspirants for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has disclosed some of his plans for the state, if he eventually becomes the state's next governor.
In an interview conducted by the Vanguard in view of the primary, Ojudu speaks on the position of things in the state, adding that the Governor Ayodele Fayose will not be a hindrance to his expected victory. the senator said that he is ready to battle for the love and approval of the Ekiti people, the Vanguard reports.
Asked if he intends to employ federal might to secure his victory in the coming primary, Ojudu replied that he has no such plans, his reason being that President Muhammadu Buhari is a leader who encourages and honours hard work, not favouritism.
Ojudu said: "President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of our party and president of this country, does not believe in federal might. He will tell you ‘go and work.’ "
The senator said that Fayose, despite being the incumbent leader of the state, will fail in favour of All Progressives Congress (APC) during the primary. In reference to the victory that brought Fayose into power, Ojudu said: "If there was 16-0 then, there will be another 16-0 in the coming election in favour of APC."
With regards to whether he is not afraid of Fayose's stomach infrastructure that won him the love of the people, Ojudu replied: "There is no longer stomach infrastructure again. It is a myth. People have not been paid in 12 months.
"Salaries have not been paid; civil servants and local government officials have not been paid. You are talking of stomach infrastructure if I am a civil servant and you have not paid me in 12 months, what is stomach infrastructure in that?"
Ojudu reveals his plans for the people of Ekiti state. He proposes greater participation of the public in the governance of the state. He remarked: "Our people are tired of being outside of government. We regret what happened the last time.
"We don’t want it to happen again. We will take government and be friendly with the people. We will take government and do what they want. We will take government and sustain the government so that we can build very solid foundation and whosoever comes after can build on it."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Prince Dayo Adeyeye, an ex-minister of state for works, had said that all the governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti had resolved to form a force against Governor Ayodele Fayose's candidate for the state's primary.
The governor had named his deputy Kolapo Olusola, as his preferred candidate for the election which has been slated to take place on Tuesday, May 8.
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