Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Mohammadu Buhari on Political Matters has formally declared his interest to contest the forthcoming governorship election of Ekiti State slated to hold on July 14, 2018.

He made his intention known at a rally held at Ado Ekiti, the State Capital on Friday.  

According to him, “By the grace of God, my candidature will not only drive the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) away, we will ensure that we defeat the incumbent and his nominee.”

Ojudu, who assured the people that the administration of the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose would be probed, stated that it is time to vote out corrupt leadership in the state saying, “Say bye bye to Fayose and his useless government”.

The governorship aspirant promised that during his tenure if elected, he would not demolish houses, but respect the traditional rulers,and pay workers’ salary, as well as pay pensioners’ allowances, and make life better for the people.

He further cautioned the sitting governor against any act of hooliganism, assuring that he would do anything to protect his supporters. 

“I am going into the governorship race as a call to serve and not to acquire wealth. God has been so kind to me in all my ways and I think the best way to appreciate God is to serve my people with all my vigour.”

He added that his “mission is simple but critical to the growth and development of Ekiti, and that is to make Ekiti work for all as well as taking back its pride. “It is my plan to take the jobless off the streets, re-focus the civil servants who are the engine room of government.”

The colourful occasion, which was witnessed by a mammoth crowd, had fuji maestro, Saheed Osupa and Small Doctor on the bandstand dishing out songs to the delight of the crowd.

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