Nigeria: Bamidele is too ambitious — Adebayo

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Former governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo has described the Labour Party candidate, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele  as too ambitious and a man who should not be trusted with power.

Adebayo who is from Iyin Ekiti, the base of Bamidele spoke at a campaign rally for Dr. Kayode Fayemi when the Fayemi campaign carnival touched ground in the town.
Adebayo told the home crowd that it would be a mistake to vote for Bamidele whose aspiration he said does not represent the collective will of the people.

“I am the one who introduced my brother Opeyemi to you and appealed to you to vote for him when he wanted to become a legislator. But less than three months after he was elected into the House of Representatives, he came to tell me he wanted to become governor.

“I sat him down and told him the futility of his aspiration. Because one, he has not done anything to justify the confidence of the people that put him in the House. Two, I told him Iyin Ekiti where we both come from had less than ten years ago produced a governor that Ekiti people will see us (Iyin Ekiti) as greedy and unreasonable people if we now want to produce another governor while other towns have yet to do so.

“I then advised him to delay his aspiration till the time it would be okay for an Iyin man to come out. But he refused and said he must be governor at all cost and that he could do it alone with or without the support of the people.

“Iyin Ekiti has benefited tremendously from the Fayemi administration in terms of people-oriented projects and number of appointments. Iyin alone has about three commissioners and other strategic appointments under Fayemi, and given the quality of work he is doing, I want you to vote massively for Fayemi,” Adebayo added.

Fayemi on his part hailed Adebayo for being a true leader who is not given to primordial sentiments, as he promised to do a lot more for Iyin people if voted in for a second term.

Throwing shots at Bamidele and Ayo Fayose, the PDP candidate, described them as bad products saying while “one is inexperienced and not trust worthy, while the other is reckless and had made a ship wreck of his first assignment.”

The campaign train which included, the deputy governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu, Speaker of the House, Dr Adewale Omirin; Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Owolabi; APC Chairman, High Chief Jide Awe; Commissioner for Environment, Dr Eniola Ajayi; Commissioner for Works, Mr Sola Adebayo among others had earlier visited the palace of the Oluyin of Iyin, Oba Ademola Ajakaiye

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