- One of the leaders of Afenifere, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, has called on Ekiti people to vote for Kayode Fayemi
- Fasanmi said Ekiti should treat Fayemi's return as a rescue mission for the state
- He urged members of Afenifere to vote for APC in the upcoming gubernatorial election in the state
Senator Ayo Fasanmi, one of the leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has called on the people of Ekiti state to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the coming gubernatorial election.
The senator urged the Ekiti residents and members of Afenifere to see Fayemi's interest to contest for the governorship election as a rescue mission for the state, Punch reports.
Fasanmi said: “Since the party in the state and at the national level have settled for Dr. Kayode Fayemi to be the flag bearer of the APC in Ekiti state, we must see his coming back as a rescue mission for the state.
“One of the reasons for which we have to support his rescue mission for Ekiti is the combination of his intellectual and democratic credentials. Though he lost re-election in 2014 for political reasons which are now clear to everybody in Ekiti state, his national service as a minister must have had a positive impact in Ekiti state.
“Our dear state has been known as a progressive state and this is a collective rescue mission, we must lead the state back to the fold of the progressives. I urge all Afenifere either renewal or any other one to play the needed role to bring the state back to the fold of the progressives.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 16, met with Fayemi.
Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, who serves as the chairman of the primary election electoral committee raised by the national secretariat of the party was also present at the meeting.
Fayemi on Saturday, May 12, emerged winner of the APC primaries.He defeated other contestants in the poll with a total of 941 votes, out of the 2337 votes by the delegates, which put him a ahead of other aspirants.
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