Olujimi to slug it out with Fayose for Ekiti PDP gubernatorial ticket

Biodun Olujimi

Former Senate Leader, Biodun Olujimi, has said that she is ready to slug it out with former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose for the Peoples Democratic Party’s ticket for the state governorship election.

She stated that she had participated in the 2018 election, and had paid her dues so nothing stops her from contesting the 2022 election.

On the possibility of running, she said nothing can stop her, “Nothing at all. I have paid my dues and done what I am supposed to do in Ekiti.

“I am eminently qualified to participate. Don’t forget that I participated in the 2018 governorship election.”

READ ALSO: Fact Check: Is former President Olusegun Obasanjo COVID-19 positive

She also denied speculations that she was planning to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress.

Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti today, she said the rumours were peddled by agents of former Governor Ayodele Fayose to smear her rising political profile.

She said: “I believe it is what we do that will make people believe in us. What happened is that some people came together and said they want a new leadership.

“I didn’t compel anyone. They came and said they needed a breath of fresh air, a new beginning and inclusiveness and then we started a movement, which gathered so much momentum to such an extent that they believe that we are eroding the ground upon which they, the former governor’s men, stand.

“I wonder why Fayose who was governor for eight years would be struggling to wrestling powers with ordinary Senator.

“The bottom line is that if you have done well, you won’t need to wrestle at all. Fayose that I worked with and I had great respect for? How did he lose it? He needs to answer that.

“For me, contrary to insinuation, I am wholly PDP through and through. They tried to brand me APC because I worked well with people, especially Mrs. Fayemi.

“We have met at different fora including the UN. I see her as a leading light on gender issues but I differ with her when it comes to issues of politics.”

By Daniel Ojukwu

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.