- The director-general of Kayode Fayemi campaign organisation, Opeyemi Bamidele, praised President Buhari for not subverting the will of Ekiti electorate
- Fayemi's campaign DG saluted President Buhari’s courage and strong belief in democratic creeds that conferred high respect on sanctity of the ballots
- Bamidele lauded other party leaders, including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the national chairman of the party, Com. Adams Oshiomhole
Opeyemi Bamidele, the director-general of Kayode Fayemi campaign organisation, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for not subverting the will of the electorate in the governorship election in Ekiti state, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Bamidele saluted the president’s courage and a strong belief in democratic creeds that conferred high respect on the sanctity of the ballots by refusing to abuse his office through suppression and oppression of the ruling party in the state.
Bamidele in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, July 15, by his media aide, Ahmed Salami, stated that Ekiti people had made a clear statement by this victory that the APC must give them the required democratic dividends lacking under the PDP reign.
He lauded other party leaders, including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, for standing firm by Fayemi and ensuring his victory. He praised Ekiti electorate for displaying high sense of judgement by electing Fayemi the governor, adding that this shall remain indelible in the political history of the state.
Bamidele added that this victory served as a soothing balm on the pains he had gone through due to gunshot wounds he sustained during an APC rally held in Fayemi’s honour. He said this would fast-track his recuperation in London Hospital, where he was taken to get medical treatments after the horrible twist at the rally.
He said: “If this opportunity bestowed on APC to control the central government had been availed for PDP, there would have been a 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 is 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.”
Bamidele thanked 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.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ekiti gubernatorial election, Kayode Fayemi for his victory at the July 14 polls.
In a statement by Femi Adesina who is the special adviser to the president on media and publicity on Sunday, July 15, the president described it as a victory for democracy.
He thanked the APC for its effort in winning the Ekiti election and said the people have spoken loud and clear.
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