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Ekiti Group Pushes for Southern Governor, Tips Oluyede to Contest

An Ekiti-based socio-cultural organisation, the Kiriji Movement (KIMO), has advocated for a fair handling of political affairs by leaders in the state to forestall acute socio-economic and political stability in coming elections.

Rising from an emergency meeting in Ado Ekiti, the group opined that only a selfless approach to the coming elections could rescue the people from looming dangers posed by ongoing political manipulations at play in the state by sundry interest groups.

Speaking on behalf of the KIMO, its Chairman, Pa Adebowale Akinola, said it is time the state began to look for an accomplished technocrat from the southern part of the state to mount the saddle of governance in the next dispensation.

He noted that such person should be of good character and of no past political blemish, to qualify as next Ekiti State governor.

Pa Akinola bemoaned a repeat of the 2018 experience where no fewer than 30 governorship aspirants emerged under same political party and thus advise those who had, had notable shot at politics in the past to quit the scene for fresh entrants.

He applauded the humanitarian gestures of an Australia based politician, Dr Oluwole Oluyede for his selfless contributions to the political and economic wellbeing of the Ekiti people.

Pa Akinola said Dr Oluyede, “is a worthy ambassador, a silent achiever, philanthropist and worthy son of Ekiti, who has contributed so much but said little; the type Ekiti wants at this crucial time to lead and earn back our pride and reposition the state for progress and stability.

KIMO advised that, even as it is politically expedient that leadership of the state should go to the southern part of the state, which has not led before, people of the zone should not allow personal interest to becloud the agitation.

“We have thoroughly reviewed the political climate in Ekiti to arrive at the conclusion that we in Kiriji Movement have to come in and help redirect our politics to track. As stakeholders, we have resolved to rise to this occasion a d do our beat to restore sanity to our political arena. We can see, so obviously, that politics of selfishness is becoming entrenched. To curb this requires a total break away from the past and chart a new course to Ekiti State political redemption.

“We feel and shall continue to agitate for our people from the southern part of the state who have not had a shot at leadership. We therefore believe that zoning the next governor to the south is the beginning of steps toward political peace in Ekiti. This has to be now.

“However, we will appeal to our people from the south to also eschew selfishness and settle for a neutral, articulate politician without much baggage, to lead them in this effort to breast the tape and break this age-long political oppression.

“It is by doing so that agitation can gain wider acceptability and sail through without hitch,” Pa Akinola said

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