The Director General of Kayode Fayemi Campaign organization, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for not subverting the will of the electorate in the Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.
He saluted President Buhari’s courage and strong belief in democratic creeds that conferred high respect on sanctity of the ballots by refusing to abuse his office through suppression and oppression of the ruling party in the State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bamidele lauded other party leaders, including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the National Chairman of the party, Com. Adams Oshiomhole, for standing firm by the governorship candidate of the party, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, which ensured his victory.
Bamidele praised Ekiti electorate for displaying high sense of judgement by electing Fayemi the governor, saying this shall remain indelible in the political history of the state.
Bamidele added that “this victory serves as a soothing balm on the pains he had gone through due to gunshot wounds he sustained on June 1, 2018 during an APC rally held in Fayemi’s honour.”
He said this would fasttrack his recuperation in London Hospital, where he was taken to get medical treatments after the horrible twist at the rally.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Sunday by his media aide, Ahmed Salami, Bamidele stated that Ekiti people had “made clear statement by this victory that the APC must up the game to give them the required democratic dividends lacking under the PDP reign.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank President Muhammadu Buhari and our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and our team governors led by Governor Bagudu of Kebbi State for not betraying confidence Nigerians reposed in their political leaderships by abusing their officers in a way that was subversive to the will and common interest of Ekiti electorate.
“If this opportunity bestowed on APC to control the central government had been availed for PDP, there would have been misuse of powers as witnessed in past elections.
“But this victory is sweet, but it is not the end to it, because the change of guard in Ekiti governorship status was a clear statement by Ekiti people that they needed to be better governed, that their welfare should be better catered for and that pose serious challenges to our party.
“With this, it was evident that we have to roll up our sleeves and be prepared to hit the ground running as soon as we assume office on October 16, 2018.”
I want the thank the national campaign council for Ekiti Governorship election as well as Ekiti APC/ Kayode Fayemi campaign council for working against all odds for this victory to be attainable. The return of APC to political reckoning in Ekiti marked the beginning of good things for the masses”, he said.