Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has formally declared his intention to seek a second term in office. His declaration comes on the heels of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s announcement that gubernatorial elections in the state will take place on June, 21, 2014.
Accordingly, the governor has named key officials of his re-election campaign team.
They include Hon. Bimbo Daramola representing Ekiti North federal constituency 1 in the House of Representatives as the Director General of his re-election campaign; Biodun Omoleye, who is the special adviser (Policy and Strategy) to the governor, as the deputy director general of the campaign team and Mr. Sanmi Omiata as the in-house communications director of the campaign.
Other members of the campaign team are Mrs. Bunmi Adelugba, Director of Finance and Administration and Mr. Dimeji Daniels, spokesperson for the Campaign team.
Fayemi, in a statement which he personally signed, said his decision to express his interest in the gubernatorial race followed the release of the electoral timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Declaring his intention to seek re-election, the govenor said, “Following the groundswell of support by leaders and members of our party, as well as the generality of Ekiti people from the nook and cranny of the state and in the Diaspora, it is with a profound sense of gratitude and responsibility that I today accept the calls by our people to seek a second term in office.
“You have made the calls, and today I have opted to act in deference to those sacred calls by throwing my hat into the ring for a free and fair contest for the exalted office for a second term”.
The governor said the reason why he decided to seek re-election was because even the people of the state could testify that the collective rescue mission he promised from the onset of his administration had materialized.
“Indeed, our people can testify to how we have rescued Ekiti State from the years of locusts and returned our dear state to the path of respectability, stability and development. Our people can affirm that we have kept faith with the road-map to Ekiti Recovery – our 8-points agenda”, he added.
Fayemi further stated: “Every stratum of Ekiti State can see our footprints on those key sectors we promised to touch. My readiness to heed your calls today is, therefore, a demonstration of our collective commitment to continue the good work we have begun”.