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Ekiti 2022: Groups insists on zoning

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

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A group under the auspices of Ekiti Concerned Citizens’ Group (ECCG), has warned governorship aspirants of Ekiti South Senatorial extraction against accepting deputy governorship slot from any party, saying however betrays this would be treated as “Judas Iscariot” in the zone.

The group insisted that the All Progressives Congress(APC) , Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and other parties must pick their candidates from Ekiti South Senatorial District for the June 18, 2022 governorship election.

The group considered it outrageous, the brazen marginalisation of the South, since the advent of democracy in 1999, saying time to correct the anomaly is now for the purpose of equity, fairness, justice and the future generation of Ekiti.

The ECCG said this in Ado Ekiti at a press conference addressed by its Chairman, Femi Babalola, shaping the minds of voters ahead of the PDP and APC primaries slated for Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Babalola said: “Governor Kayode Fayemi promised the south in 2018 and we are now bothered that he is changing the goal post now. We are really bothered, but we thank God that the people are really sympathising with us.

“If the bigwigs in the party that produced Governor Fayemi could be saying that Presidency should come to the Southin 2023, why are they now depriving the south governorship in Ekiti?

“Let me say that the people of the South will regard any governorship aspirant from the South that takes deputy governorship slot from any candidate as “Judas Iscariot”. What we want is governorship.”

Fuming over the alleged systematic infusion of what he described as “apartheid” in Ekiti politics, the group added : “All aspirants from Ekiti South have  the competence, experience, comportment, skills and mastery of Ekiti to successfully steer the ship of Ekiti State as Governor.

” These aspirants are strongly recommended to their respective parties for internal mechanisms that will be favourable to Ekiti south senatorial district.”

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