Senator Ayo Arise has declared his governorship ambition ahead of the gubernatorial election in Ekiti state.
The former lawmaker made the declaration at a ceremony in the state on Friday, February 16.
Arise was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015
It will be recalled that Arise, the senator who represented Ekiti North district between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the PDP recounted his experience in the hands of kidnappers who abducted him in 2017.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Arise, who was abducted while he was on his way to Abuja from Akure, spent six days in the kidnappers' den before he was released.
The former senator, while speaking on Sunday at the SS, Peter and Paul Catholic Pro Cathedral, Oye Ekiti, at a thanksgiving service on his release, revealed that he had to pay the sum of N20 million to secure his release from his abductors, Premium Times reports.
He said: “After my experience, someone was kidnapped and was still killed even after paying N25million twice, as ransom. So, how do you describe that?” “After my experience, someone was kidnapped and was still killed even after paying N25million twice, as ransom. So, how do you describe that?
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“I can assure you that it’s not an experience that you’ll want to have. There’s nothing more frightening than for you to know that you don’t even know what would happen to you."
He said he advised them to consider taking up other businesses and live a better life after collecting millions, but the kidnappers replied that it was their “bosses in Abuja that actually take the money and that they only get something."
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