Ekiti 2018: Ojudu warns against rigging APC primary
By Remi Adebayo
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu on Thursday picked the governorship nomination and expression of interest forms at the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, located at 40 Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja to contest the May primary of the party.
The social crusader turned politician hopes to be the candidate of the APC in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.
Speaking while receiving the nomination form from Senator Osita Izunasor, the national organising secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ojudu told the gathering and accompanying supporters that he looked forward to a level playing ground for all aspirants by the party in the coming primary in Ekiti state; saying; ”All we plead is fairness, transparency, honesty to conduct this election,” he said.
“Anyone that is planning to rig election or bring people from neighbouring states to interfere, I, Babafemi Ojudu will rather die than allow it happened.”
“I am not embarking on election rather a struggle, this is not an ambition but a mission to rescue Ekiti state.”
Ojudu, a veteran journalist turned politician and frontline contender for the seat, had on March 9 declared intention to succeed the incumbent Governor Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and sack the ruling party in the state.
While declaring to run for the governorship seat in Ado-Ekiti in March, Ojudu said he possessed requisite ability to send the PDP packing from the state and restore progressive leadership in Ekiti in November.
He is coming on an agenda anchored on FINE Deal, a pact between him and the Ekiti people to foster economic growth, invest massively in them, nurture enterprise and innovation and as well ensure the wellbeing of the people.