We Won’t Rely On Buhari Or Federal Might To Win Ekiti In 2018 – Ex-Assembly Speaker

Femi BamisileA former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Femi Bamisile, has said the All Progressives Congress won’t rely on federal might to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 governorship election.
Incumbent Governor Ayodele Fayose is not eligible to contest in the election but his popularity will go a long way in deciding who emerges victorious at the end of the contest.
Bamisile, who has declared interest in the governorship seat, said the APC would embark on serious and widespread mobilisation to woo the electorate.
He made this known on Friday during a courtesy call on the State Working Committee of the APC by his campaign team.
According to Bamisile, “We are not going to rely on President Buhari or federal might to win the forth coming governorship election. We have the capacity to defeat Fayose on our own.
“In the June 21, 2014 governorship election, we lost to PDP by over 80,000 margin. But in the presidential election, it reduced to about 50,000 despite the fact that Fayose did not allow some of our members to campaign.
“With this, it was evident that the APC in Ekiti is very strong. I want to assure our leaders that we will win the next election convincingly. But we have to work seriously for it so that we won’t disappoint President Buhari”.
Towards the actualization of his ambition, the aspirant disclosed that he had started monthly distribution of free petrol to commercial motorcyclists operating in the state, adding that other critical voting population would enjoy similar gesture soon.
The State APC Chairman, Chief Jide Awe, represented by his deputy, Mrs. Kemi Olajide, and a leader of the party, Chief George Ojo, praised Bamisile for coming out at a critical time to give the party a strong voice.
Awe urged Bamisile to shun violence or campaign of calumny in his aspiration, this, he said, is highly expedient to his political success and sustainable peace in the State.
The state APC chair assured Bamisile that all the aspirants would be given a level-playing ground and there won’t be imposition of candidates.