Ekiti 2018: 24 aspirants to jostle for APC guber ticket

Ekiti 2018: 24 aspirants to jostle for APC guber ticket

- About 24 persons have so far indicated their interest to run on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC)

- Former executive secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Funds (PTDF), Dr Oluwole Oluleye is the latest governorship aspirant

- Other aspirants who had earlier picked the forms include former governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu

Ahead of the forthcoming Ekiti state governorship election, the number of governorship aspirants wishing to participate in May 5, 2018 All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Ekiti state on Friday rose to 24, Daily Trust reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that the latest aspirant who obtained the nomination and expression of interest forms is former executive secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Funds (PTDF), Dr Oluwole Oluleye.

Oluwole, who is also a former Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), pledged to use the state’s agricultural potential to improve the well-being of its people if given the opportunity to get the APC ticket and win the July 14, 2018 governorship election.

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Aspirants who had earlier picked the forms include former governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the special adviser to the president on political matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu; former member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele; Sen. Ayo Arise; former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Femi Bamisile; Dr Makanjuola Owolabi; Senator Gbenga Aluko; Bamidele Faparusi and Debo Ranti Ajayi.

Others include Barrister Victor Oladele Kolade; Chief Oladiran Barnabas Adesua; Bimbo Daramola; Kola Alabi; Captain Sunday Adebomi; Muyiwa Coker; Otunba Yinka Akerele; Chief Dele Okeya; and Mrs Christina Yaya-Kolade among others.

The screening of aspirants would take place from April 23 to April 25, while the screening appeal holds from April 26 to April 27.

According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the minister of mines and steel, Kayode Fayemi, officially notified the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and governors elected on the platform of the party of his intention to contest the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti.

Premium Times reports that Fayemi, who is the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, gave the notification on Thursday, April 12, after a tour of local governments in the state.

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A statement signed by his special adviser on media, Yinka Oyebode, on Thursday, April 12, said the minister would formally make his declaration on Saturday, April 14.

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