Ado-Ekiti stands still as Ojudu declares Ekiti governorship ambition  

Senator Babafemi Ojudu

Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, on Friday declared his governorship ambition in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital to a large crowd of residents and All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts.

Vehicular movement swelled and indigenes trooped out in numbers to show solidarity for the journalist turned politicians.

Indigenes of Ado-Ekiti expressed delight that one of their own may become the next occupier of the Government House, Oke Ayaba for the first time since the state was created on October 1, 1996.

With Fuji musician, Saheed Osupa, performing on the stage, Ojudu arrived the declaration ground, leading to more vigorous dancing.

“I am here to liberate my people. I am here to take Ekiti to the Promised Land,” Ojudu declared.

“I am learned. I will not watch and see my people perpetually being humiliated by those who have no plan for us. I am here to set our people free and then restore our economy.

“Today I declare my intention to run as the governor of this state. Today, I enjoin all of you to come with me and let us rescue our state from the claws of our oppressors.

“We shall not waver, we shall not surrender, we shall not rest until our today is bettered for a promising tomorrow. We shall all join hands in this struggle to save our state.”

Pop musician, Small Doctor, rounded off the rally to the delight of the old and young.

The train later moved colourfully to the Ajilosun end of the town where the APC state secretariat is located to meet party leaders who received him before he made his declaration to contest.

Party leaders were full of praises as they all eulogised Ojudu and commended him profusely for his past developmental activities in the state and the country in general.