Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Wednesday, obtained the All Progressives Congress, APC, expression of interest and Nomination form to seek reelection as governor of the Southwest state.
Fayemi, who secured his first tenure via an Appeal Court judgment in October 2010, which declared him as the duly elected governor of Ekiti State, obtained the form at the national headquarters of APC in Abuja.
Accompanied by his Deputy, Professor Modupe Adelabu, lawmakers representing the State at the National Assembly, the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin and his supporters, who arrived separately at the party secretariat, Fayemi stated that he is seeking re-election in order to consolidate the “good works” which his administration started four years ago.
He was received by the party’s Interim National Secretary, Alhaji Tijani Tumsah and the National Organising Secretary, Osita Izulaso.
The governor, who obtained the form with a N5.5 million Zenith Bank cheque, called on Nigerians to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2015 general elections, adding that the “mishandling” of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment, in which no fewer than 19 applicants died, is enough reason to send the ruling party at the centre packing.
Fayemi, who called for a minute’s silence in honour of the dead applicants, said the PDP-led Federal Government has failed Nigerians, especially the younger generation.
He said: “My excitement today is tempered by the horrific news that we received a few days ago of the death of scores of young people who sought employment but were given death by the Federal Government.
“The inhumane treatment meted out to our young people nationwide in the course of the NIS recruitment is a sad commentary on the degree of incompetence that pervades our Federal Government under the PDP. I strongly condemn this ugly incident, which is a shame to this country”.
He also urged Ekiti people to be vigilant in the “coming days” and not be deceived by those he called desperate aspirants.