Immediate past Secretary to the Government of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has declared his intention to contest for governor in 2022.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Oyebanji on Friday, told the state APC leaders that he was the most competent and experienced candidate to succeed incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Oyebanji, who already purchased nomination form in Abuja, was received by the Ekiti State APC Chairman, Chief Jide Awe; Zonal Publicity Secretary, Dape Karounwi, and former Publicity Secretary, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun.
“I won’t underrate the party; that is why I am here to inform you about my aspiration.
“We have a heritage of responsible campaign. We will be civil and run a campaign devoid of crisis and violence. We are conscious of the fact that only one of us will emerge. We respect the right of every Ekiti indigene to contest; they all have the right. It is a matter of the more the merrier,” Oyebanji told the party leaders.
Oyebanji, who resigned from Fayemi’s cabinet during the week in furtherance of his governorship ambition, added that, “Our government will sustain Fayemi’s legacy and expand prosperity for Ekiti people. Every Ekiti man, woman and child will prosper under our government.
“Ekiti is 25 years old; out of this, I have put in 11 years as a public servant. Among all the aspirants in the APC, I am the most experienced to succeed Governor Fayemi.”
Earlier, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Biodun Omoleye, who had earlier indicated interest in the contest but later withdrew to support Oyebanji, described the former SSG’s aspiration as “God-ordained,” adding that, “The two of us are one. We will continue to be together. We will make a huge success from this journey. I want to assure you that our togetherness will continue.”
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