- A former member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele, said he would return to the National Assembly after surviving from a gunshot accident
- Bamidele recently returned to Ekiti state after spending 96 days in London Hospital where he received medical treatment of the accident
- He, however, noted that God has spared his life so that he can continue to serve humanity
Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, Opeyemi Bamidele, who recently arrived Ekiti state after spending 96 days in London Hospital, where he received medical treatment of a gunshot accident said he would return to the National Assembly.
Channel TV reports that Bamidele who made his ambition known at his residence in Iyin Ekiti on Sunday, September 9 noted that he believed his survival from the accident is a fresh call to service.
He said: “I am running for an election into the Senate. Part of what is informing this decision is that I believe that I have been saved to serve.
“God had a purpose for preserving my life. I believe part of the purpose is to be alive to continue and serve God in a renewed manner and on the side, to continue to serve humanity.”
Bamidele narrating his experience of how he was hit by a gun bullet said the intention of the attacker was probably to terminate his life but, “God navigated the bullet, in such a way that it wasn’t going to bring an end to my life. God overcame and overturned the situation.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a chieftain of the APC in Ekiti state, Opeyemi Bamidele, returned to the state about three months after he was accidentally shot at a political event in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti state.
He had been away since early June after the shooting incident of June 1 and had recently returned to Nigeria from London where he went for treatment.
Bamidele, who also declared intention to contest the Ekiti central senatorial seat in the 2019 election, told journalists on medical doctors in the London hospital where he spent over 50 days, told him that he survived the bullet wounds by a miracle.
The former lawmaker, who was also the director general, Kayode Fayemi campaign council, said it wasn’t money that saved his life.
Did Ekiti residents take money to vote? - on NAIJ.com TV: