A governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC in Ekiti State, Michael Bamidele, has denied stepping down for the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

He described the rumour as laughable, saying there is no reason for him to quit when he is convinced that he had a good chance of victory.

The former commissioner for Information in Lagos State stated that he is confident that the APC national leaders would conduct a free, fair and credible primary.
 
He said with the assurance given by the national leader, Bola Tinubu and the South West bigwigs at a meeting held in Lagos, last Friday, he had no reason to doubt the credibility of the process.

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Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, Bamidele said, “It will be tragic for the APC to lose after passing through all these stresses. So we must do the right thing for us to get the right result.”

“I have traversed all the 177 wards and I am now visiting all the 16 local governments in search for delegates. At 54, if I want to step down, I won’t waste time, energy and money moving around. I will not even pretend in telling the public about it,” he said.

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