Olaiya Kupolati, the senior special assistant to Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on electoral matters, has resigned.
Kupolati said in a letter dated March 23 and addressed to the office of the secretary to the state government that he intended to contest for a seat in the House of Assembly on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
“I, Kupolati Olaiya, the Senior Special Assistant on Electoral Matters, hereby resigns my position with effect from 30th March, 2022.
“I really appreciate Mr Governor for giving me the opportunity to serve the good people of Ekiti State,” his letter reads.
At his ward in Iye Ekiti, Ilejemeje Council Area, Kupolati, who was formerly in the All Progressives Congress, also formally declared his interest to contest the 2023 election for Ilejemeje State Constituency seat.
He said former governor Segun Oni was the best person to succeed Fayemi in June this year.
“I perceive former governor Segun Oni as the best man for Ekiti after Governor Fayemi at this trying time and I am ready to support him,” he said.
“The former governor is a man of the people. A man of integrity, with unblemished records. He has a better pedigree. He performed very well while in office in his first term, so he deserves reelection by every standard.
“I am also following the trend in town, especially my people in Ilejemeje, they are totally for Segun Oni and as a good leader and community person, I don’t want to work against the wish of my constituents.”