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Ekiti 2018: Osinbajo seeks support for Fayemi as opposition begins campaign

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VP says Fayose has not done enough in Ekiti
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday urged Ekiti people to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

He made the call at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, when the party kicked off its campaign.

Osinbajo, who was accompanied by governors from the APC-controlled states and party leaders from across the country, said the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not done enough to continue in the state.

Describing Fayemi as a good material to govern the state, he urged the people not to look back, adding: “We are moving forward.”

On his part, the leader of the party and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, implored voters to give PDP a red card with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).

He said: “This is a broom revolution. Ekiti is the only state where change must take place, after which work would start. We will not return to suffering, because you have come from various angles.

“We want progress in Ekiti, hence you must join others by voting for Fayemi, as we have not come to fight in the state.”

The Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council, and Governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, said the people’s overwhelming support for Fayemi has made his job easier.

“As Nigeria is in the safe hands of President Muhammadu Buhari and Osibajo, so will Ekiti be under Fayemi,” he said.

The party chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun welcomed the former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye and his supporters to the APC.

Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole said the PDP was dictatorial when it ruled the
country at the centre.

“The PDP stopped me at the Benin Airport in 2014 from campaigning for Fayemi, even as a sitting governor. The party was known for abuse of power.

“On July 14, it would be one-man, one-vote, one-woman, one-vote, and your votes would count this time, as nobody would tinker with it,” he said.

Also, former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to
listen to pleas by some groups that the Federal Government should not deploy soldiers and police in the election.

Fayemi promised to revive the projects initiated by his administration, which Governor Ayodele Fayose abrogated.


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