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APC will be defeated despite power of incumbency, says Olujimi

By Ayodele Afolabi, Ado Ekiti
10 January 2022   |   2:41 am
The senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Biodun Olujimi, has said the power of incumbency won’t work for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming governorship poll in the state.

Abiodun Olujimi

Urges PDP to pick a southern candidate for equity, justice

The senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Biodun Olujimi, has said the power of incumbency won’t work for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming governorship poll in the state.

The senator, who boasted that her party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would win the election, said PDP had weathered the storm before by defeating an incumbent governor.

She expressed hope that the umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission, would live up to expectations by conducting a free, fair and credible election in June 2022.

The former Senate Minority Leader stated this in Ado Ekiti, at the weekend, while distributing letters of employment to 25 Ekiti graduates.

She said nobody could run away with PDP votes because “We all know the tricks now. Some of us know the tricks because we have weathered the storm before.

“Power of incumbency won’t work, this time around, because we all know each other. It won’t happen again because we will be proactive and ensure that nobody runs away with our votes. The people of Ekiti will vote and their votes will count.

“Anyone that writes the PDP off, does so at his own peril because we are capable of reconciling and reorganising ourselves. That is why anybody that writes our party off in the coming governorship election would be making a great mistake.”

“However, we are trying to put our house in order, to ensure that on January 26, we will pick a solid candidate that will give the APC a run for their money. I believe the PDP will come top in that election.”

On agitation for a power shift to the southern senatorial district, the PDP governorship aspirant said, “I am an unrepentant advocate of Southern Agenda, that power must shift to the south. The reason is for equity, fairness and justice for the zone and nothing more than that.

“If people treat you with levity, without due respect, then you have got to show them the stuff you are made off. That is the reason I am an advocate of the Southern Agenda. I believe in God and my party that a southern person will become the candidate of our party.

“This is because that would be our selling point, and that is the best we can do for Ekiti in the current circumstance. That will be the best we can do for a people with six local governments that have been waiting for 25 years. I believe that my party, known for being just and considerate, will do that for us.”

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