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Buhari’s aide eyes Ekiti governor seat


Babafemi Ojudu

Residents of Ekiti State, under the auspices of E11, have called the Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, to vie for the governorship next year.

During a reception in Ado-Ekiti by a mammoth crowd consisting of market women, artisans friends, relations, All Progressives (APC) stalwarts, youths, among others, the journalist turned politician was blankly told at his Iworoko Road residence within the capital to throw his hat into the ring owing to his past efforts in lifting the state on the path of progress.

The citizens noted that Ekiti was in dire need of a sterling leadership to galvanise its overall development, which they maintained Ojudu was capable of delivering.

Chairman of E11, a popular pressure group in the state, Femi Ajiniran, said the time to get a credible person to lift Ekiti State from its present sorry state was now.

His words: “Poverty in the state is now walking on four legs while youth unemployment is alarming. We are in a situation where our able-bodied youths now roam the streets begging for alms. The culture of self-discipline and hard work which formed the fulcrum of our existence has taken flight.

“We need people that can create wealth at this point. And this is why Ojudu has to listen to the voice of the people and run in the coming gubernatorial polls in Ekiti State. If Ojudu fails to declare, I will pack my load and go back to Lagos. This is because he is capable to deliver the goods. He loves Ekiti, but he needs executive power to be able to deliver effectively.” Responding, Ojudu called on APC members to join forces in upstaging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state.

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