BY DAPO AKINREFON
WITH the temporary ban on election campaigns lifted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ahead of the June governorship elections in Ekiti State, the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Michael Opeyemi Bamidele on Wednesday March 26, flagged-off his campaigns.
The campaign train, which started last week at Ido/Osi local government area saw lovers of the Labour Party come to witness the delivery of the popular Change Speech by Bamidele, a one time ally of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
At Oye and Ikole-Ekiti, MOB, as he is fondly called, promised Ekiti people that mechanized farming will be a focal point of hs administration.
Bamidele said the initiative will empower farmers to tap into larger markets and in turn increase their income.
Issues concerning youths, who are the future of the state, Bamidele promised, will be priority in his administration, if given the opportunity to govern the state.
While he took a swipe at the Fayemi administration for failing to conduct local government elections, he pledged to conduct such “within the first six months of his assumption of office as Governor so that genuine development can get to the grassroots.”
On the need for the people of Ekiti to eschew violence, Bamidele said it was imperative as “we march on with the gubernatorial campaigns because I do not encourage violence and blood letting. in his words, Ekiti people are one and in togetherness and unity, we shall move the state forward and restore her lost glory.”