Ekiti south politicians across parties unite over rotation
• Urge parties to pick southern candidates
• Fayemi gives Dec 18 deadline for aspirants to resign positions
Politicians of Ekiti State Southern Senatorial District across political parties yesterday converged on Ado-Ekiti to demand unconditional power shift to the South in the interest of fairness, equity and justice.
They declared that enough is enough for the zone to play second fiddle and demanded that all political parties should pick their candidates from the southern district.
The political bigwigs, including aspirants on the platform of the two dominant parties, resolved that no effort would be spared to resist any attempt by political godfathers to sideline the zone that has not produced the governor since 1999.
The stakeholders gave the declaration, yesterday, at a political summit tagged: “Ekiti South Conference Towards 2022 Governorship Election”, held at the Uncle Eagles Civic Centre, on the Ikere Road, Ado-Ekiti, which was convened by a group called Concerned Ekiti Citizens for Southern Agenda, chaired by Femi Babalola.
Prominent politicians at the event include former Speaker and serving member of the House of Representatives, Femi Bamisile; senator representing Ekiti South, Chief Biodun Olujimi; former Works Minister, Senator Dayo Adeyeye; PDP governorship aspirant, Kayode Adaramodu and a former commissioner, Mr. Debo Ajayi, among others.
They lamented that people from the zone were gradually developing psychological mindset that they could not be governor of the state.
MEANWHILE, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has directed anyone serving in his government who would like to contest the governorship primaries to tender his or her resignation latest by December 18, 2021.
The directive was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday.
The development, according to the statement, became imperative to ensure cohesion and excellent service delivery – two major hallmarks of the administration remain in compromised.