Friday March 05, 2021 8:39 PM

Ekiti 2022: We won’t allow a ‘house boy’ to succeed Fayemi- Ojudu

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, says that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would ensure that a committed democrat would succeed Governor Kayode Fayemi in 2022.

The presidential aide vowed that no one would be allowed to impose anyone that would be seen as a ‘house boy’ as governor of the state.

Ojudu said this while  revalidating his membership of the APC at Ereguru area, Ward 8, Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

Ojudu however denied having any problem with the governor. He said “all I have with the governor is just political differences and not a crisis”.

Ojudu said: “I can assure you that there will be no imposition. Anybody who is a member of our party would be free to contest the primary. We will allow a democratic process to take place.

“But we don’t want somebody who is a stranger or a houseboy in our party to be imposed as governor”.

Ojudu added further: “Let me tell you this, I don’t have any crisis with the governor, but I have differences with him. In a political situation, differences are allowed, groups are allowed. I may not belong to Fayemi’s group, but I am a member of the party, he too is also a member. I cannot chase him away from the party, neither can he chase me away from the party. Every member of our party is qualified to do the revalidation.

“Power is transient. Whoever has power today may not have it tomorrow. Governor Ayodele Fayose was there yesterday and was beating everybody all over the place, he is no longer there today.

“Dr Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo were once presidents, but today, they are no longer there again.

“I want Ekiti State to be governed well so that people can go to their farms peacefully. Ekiti should not be poor and all we need is the tenacity of purpose and good leadership. We do not need anybody who will come here to graze like herds and run away.

“We need people who are committed to service. Look at what late Lateef Jakande did in four years in Lagos. He never stepped out of Lagos for one day. we need selfless leaders, not a houseboy or housegirl who will always distance himself from the people he is serving. We need those who can identify with his people”.

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