A former Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Femi Bamisile, has said that the All Progressives Congress won’t rely on federal might to defeat Governor Ayodele Fayose in 2018 governorship poll.
Bamisile, who has declared his intention for the governorship seat, said the party would embark on serious and widespread mobilisation to woo electorate.
He spoke on Friday during a courtesy call by his campaign team on the APC’s State Working Committee.
Bamisile said, “We are not going to rely on President Muhammadu Buhari or federal might to win the coming governorship election. We have the capacity to defeat Fayose on our own.
“In the June 21, 2014 governorship election, we lost to the PDP by a margin of over 80,000 votes. But in the presidential election, it reduced to about 50,000 despite 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.”
Bamisile stated 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 him to shun violence or any campaign of calumny in his aspiration.
He assured that the party will give all the aspirants a level-playing ground and won’t impose anybody on them.