By Abdulwahab Abdulah
ADO-EKITI—The aspiration of Senator Babafemi Ojudu, to fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress, APC, received a boost recently as indigenes of Ado Ekiti, his home town, trooped out to endorse to his bid to govern the state in 2018.
The event which started as a meeting with family members at the Ereguru axis of the ancient town, transmuted to a carnival of sort as lovers of the journalist turned politician, hijacked the stage chanting solidarity songs in support of his bid to run in the coming governorship election slated for July 14, 2018.
According to Adelana Adeyanju, a medical practitioner in Ado Ekiti, the support for Ojudu to run as an indigene is borne out of the love he has exhibited time and his dedication and painstaking approach on matters affecting the state.
“What is working for Ojudu today has to do with his past as a true son of the soil. He has paid his dues by always being available to rescue the state at any point occasion demands.” He has selflessly and obediently served us and we know his worth. So, at this point we need someone like him on the saddle as it is very obvious that Ekiti currently has leadership issues,” he said
In his remarks, Ojudu was full of gratitude to the people as he assured them of a better government in the state from next year.
“I will urge you to be firm in your resolve and ensure you do all the needful in preparation for the elections ahead. The climate is clear and victory is sure. But we need also to do what we have to do. We should not by our actions rescue defeat from the mouth of victory,” he stressed.