2022: Youth Groups Endorse Bamidele In Ekiti

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A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State,  Senator Michael  Opeyemi Bamidele (alias MOB) has again underscored the need for the party to allow him to fly its flag in the June 18, 2022, Gubernatorial Poll.

Speaking after a tour of the sixteen Local Governments areas of the state where he consulted with party leaders and other stakeholders, the APC chieftain maintained that with him as flag bearer, the APC would have less work to do to secure victory.

According to Bamidele, his over 30 years of experience in both private and public service puts him in good stead to give APC the much-deserved victory in the all-important poll.

“As a thorough-bred party chieftain and grassroots mobilizer, I know how to take good care of our party, our leaders, stalwarts, and teeming members and this shall not be at the detriment of Ekiti people’s growth and development.

“Ekiti people are waiting to vote for me; what I need is the ticket of our dear party to coast home to victory as APC Governorship Candidate in June 2022.”

“In all the council visited to seek the party’s support, the frontline governorship aspirant, disclosed that God has anointed him to turn around the fortunes of the state if accorded the leeway to occupy the governorship seat.

Bamidele promised that youth employment, human and infrastructure development, commercial agriculture, free and compulsory basic education, tourism development, robust healthcare delivery, and reformed civil service will be the kernel and policy thrust of his administration.

“I am here to appeal for your votes, am telling you that the anointing of God is upon me that will turn the state around in which elders, men, women, youths, and children will experience dividends of democracy. I have seen a lot in life. I understand how the common man feels on the streets because I have been in their condition before.”

He gave the assurance as to the Coalition of Youth Support Group ‘, endorsed  Senator Bamidele ‘s candidature.

The group passed a vote of confidence at  Emure, Ilejemeje, and Moba Local governments, describing the Chairman, Southern Senators Forum, as the most experienced and competent APC aspirant to fly the party’s ticket for the forthcoming poll.

The Coalition’s Coordinators in the councils, Ajiboye Boboye and Aina Folajimi, appealed to APC youth across the state to back Bamidele’s aspiration, branding him as the best for the state among the aspirants parading themselves for the coveted seat.

Boboye, who described the Senator as a loyal party chieftain, said: “For the continuity agenda of Governor Kayode Fayemi to continue, Senator Bamidele remains the best man to sustain this legacy. Any disconnection may affect the development focus of our dear state.

“With his experience spanning over 30 years across executive, legislative and judiciary strata, we believe that he has the experience, the exposure, and right connections to take Ekiti to a higher pedestal banking on what Governor Fayemi has done as a springboard”.

Meanwhile, Bamidele has debunked the widespread claim that Governor Kayode Fayemi has endorsed one of the aspirants, saying: “If they are deceiving you, don’t deceive yourself.

The governor has not endorsed anybody. I have the right to drop the governor’s name because I have been his friend for 40 years, but  I won’t tarnish his good name by making him look as if he wants to impose on me. I am here to appeal for your votes and I won’t disappoint if given”.

Bamidele used the to clarify his statement on the support accorded the party during its trying times; “myself alongside some other leaders were responsible for the sustenance of our party from May 29th, 2003 when our Leader, Otunba Niyi Adebayo left office till 16th October 2010. The records were there.

“It was also in the course of my service to our great party as the Director-General of the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization that the ghastly shooting incident of 1st June 2018 happened to me, but we thank  God for saving my life to survive the fiery occurrence.

“Between 2000 and 2002, I served as the National Director of Publicity of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and have also deployed my God-given talents, professional skills, and wealth of experience in the service of our dear party from AD to AC, ACN, and APC.

“As a thorough-bred party chieftain and grassroots mobilizer, I know how to take good care of our party, our leaders, stalwarts, and teeming members and this shall not be at the detriment of Ekiti people’s growth and development.

“Ekiti people are waiting to vote for me; what I need is the ticket of our dear party to coast home to victory as APC Governorship Candidate in June 2022.”

Bamidele said:” Our party must remain united and be careful about what we say about each other because of the primary election, at the end of the day, opposition parties will be waiting to catch in on that.

“It is important for us to run a campaign that is scientific, a campaign that is violence-free, a campaign that is driven by issues and promises that we will be able to fulfill, the most important victory of our party should be our focus.”

He, therefore,  appealed to the leadership of the party both at the national and the State levels to create a level playing ground for all aspirants in the State because the outcome of the primary election would determine the performance and chances of the party in its quest to win the Governorship election slated for June 18, 2021.

Bamidele submitted that the Ekiti people were waiting for him to massively vote for him as Governor of the State, adding that none of the other  Governorship aspirants had the kind of experience, he had acquired in governance because he served in all three arms of government in which he performed excellently.

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