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Ekiti guber: Incumbency can’t save APC- PDP

From Victor Akinkuolie
Ado-Ekiti

As the race to the 2022 gubernatorial election in Ekiti get intense by the day, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reaffirmed that power of incumbency will not work for the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) during the poll.

Speaking on behalf of the party, the Senator representing Ekiti at the National Assembly, Biodun Olujimi, boasted that her party, the PDP would win the election, adding that her party had weather the storm before by defeating an incumbent governor.

The former Senate minority leader spoke in Ado Ekiti at the weekend, while distributing letters of employment to 25 Ekiti unemployed graduate.

She declared that nobody can run away with the PDP votes because, “we all know the tricks now. Some of us know the tricks because we have weather the storm before.
“Power of incumbency won’t work this time around because we all know each other. It won’t happen again because we will be proactive and ensure that nobody runs away with our votes. The people of Ekiti will vote and their votes will count.

“Anyone that writes the PDP off, does so at his own peril. Because we are capable of reconciling and reorganizing ourselves. That is why anybody that write our party off in the coming governorship election would be making a great mistake.

” However we are trying to put our house in order to ensure that come January 26, we will pick a solid candidate that will give the APC a run for their money. I believe that the PDP will come top in that election.”

On the agitation for power shift to the southern senatorial district, the PDP governorship aspirant said, “I am unrepentant advocate of southern agenda, that power must shift to the south. The reason is for equity, fairness and justice for the zone and nothing more than that.

“If people that treat you with levity, without due respect, then you have got to show them the stuff you are made off and that is the reason why I am an advocate of southern agenda. I am believing in God and my party that a southern person will become the candidate of our party.

“This is because that would be our selling point and that is the best we can do for Ekiti in the present circumstance. That will be the best we can do for a people with six local governments that have been waiting for 25 years. I believe that my party, known for being just and considerate will do that for us.”

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