Too early to campaign in Ekiti, says Ojudu
Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has said for the All Progressive Congress to dislodged Governor Ayo Fayose the party must not commit it ticket to the hands of unpopular candidate of those without progressives background.
He also said that those already campaigning for the election by way of printing posters and banners or making open declaration are violating the Electoral Law. Ojudu’s reaction was hinged on the fact that even within his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), not less than 19 aspirants have indicated interest to succeed the incumbent governor; Mr. Ayodele Fayose by approaching the party’s leadership in a fanfare manner.
For now the list of aspirants for included the former governor of the state, Mr. Segun Oni, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bimbo Daramola among many others that have already floated campaign offices across the state.
However, Ojudu said such act contravenes the Electoral Act, which stipulates when campaign should commence and stop. He noted that those found wanting could face the wrath of the law.
He noted that t5he ruling party will not give its governorship ticket to those without progressive background, saying, “those placing banners, huge bill board and open declaration are flouting the Electoral Act. Such action has serious adverse consequences.”
The former Senator urged his party members to exercise patience and allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to blow the whistle before they embark on such an exercise.