Nigeria: 2023 – Ekiti senator promises ‘more’ to voters and backs party in government polls

Opeyemi Bamidele says the unopposed ticket presented to him is “an endorsement of his humble efforts to ensure effective representation in the Senate over the past three years”.

The Senator representing Ekiti Central District, Opeyemi Bamidele, says he is ready to work more for his constituency following their decision to appoint him to represent them for another four years.

He also pledged to ensure his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), emerges victorious in the June 18 gubernatorial election in the state.

This was contained in a statement from his media office shortly after the lawmaker was screened in Abuja.

Mr Bamidele, who is seeking a second term in the upper legislative chamber, was named party standard bearer for the Ekiti Central ticket, unopposed.

PREMIUM TIMES has reported how party leaders from Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area in Ekiti State have urged other candidates to drop their ambition to oppose Mr Bamidele. They were instead warned to line up behind him and support him.

This, they said, is because he had performed well over the past three years.

While commending the nominating committee for the process, he described the unopposed ticket as “an endorsement of his humble efforts to provide effective representation in the Senate over the past three years.”

He said it is also an acknowledgment by the party leadership and party members that he could be entrusted with the post of elected of the people and one of the leaders of the people.

“It’s not that we don’t have equally qualified or eligible people who can get the form. But the fact that it didn’t happen and the party leadership did so much to make sure I’m smoothly led towards being the candidate of the party, it is for me a sincere and profound effort and to whom much is given, much is expected too. It is a call to an even greater duty. I will do my best to ensuring party unity through meaningful reconciliation where still needed and ensuring that we drive a process in which there will be integrity and mutual trust.”

The lawmaker previously joined Ekiti’s gubernatorial race but lost in the primaries.

Although he was aggrieved by the outcome of the election and sought to sue those involved, he later changed his mind and accepted former state government secretary Biodun Oyebanji out. Primary winner.

This time, he vowed to “return home and campaign thoroughly and vigorously to secure victory for the party in the June 18 gubernatorial election in Ekiti.”

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