Ekiti South should produce next governor, says ex-envoy
Former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador Dare Bejide, has said the next governor of Ekiti State should be among the array of eminently qualified and men and women of integrity that Ekiti South Senatorial District parades.
Bejide, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and a governorship aspirant, said it was right and apt for the governorship slot, which had been shared between North and Central senatorial districts of the state in the last 20 years of the existence of the state, to move to Ekiti South, which is yet to produce a governor.
The aspirant, who hails from Ilawe Ekiti in the district, in a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti yesterday, appealed to people of the state to continue to give their supports to the PDP to ensure continuation of the giant strides that PDP-led governments had bequeathed to the state.
The former envoy said: “The people of Ekiti State owe it a duty to continue to vote for the PDP. Almost all the development projects and programmes in the state came into being under PDP governments. The 2018 election should ensure continuity, which would be added advantage.
“Also, in the spirit of equity and fairness, the next governor of Ekiti State should come from the South Senatorial District. Our senatorial district is the only one yet to produce a governor 20 years after creation of the state, despite being the largest and having the highest number of local governments areas among the three senatorial districts,” he stated.
Bejide, who spoke on the need to take the state to the next level of development in the interest of the people, assured that he would build on the existing infrastructures development and fashion out ways of generating revenue to develop the state.