MR Bashir Korede Abdulah, popularly called BK by his admirers, is a technocrat and politician, who is one of the leaders of the All Peoples Congress, APC, from Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area in Ekiti State. In this interview, he bares his mind on the political heat ahead of the forthcoming state governorship election, expressing optimism that the APC is the party to beat. He also speaks on Senator Babafemi Ojudu aspiration. Excerpts:
By Abdulwahab Abdulah
There are arguments that several crisis bedeviling your party in Ekiti, what do you have to say about this?
Our great party, the APC in Ekiti State is devoid of any serious internal crisis. We are intact. Even though there are different interest groups within the party in view of the on coming governorship election in the state, that does not depict crisis. There is always disagreement in every system, especially where different people come together with different ideologies. Their opinion or way of resolving the issues will be different, but our great party, the APC, is one family and will resolve its differences, without bitterness.
To confirm that there is no rancour in the party in the state, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on political matters and a leading aspirant in the 2018 Ekiti State Governorship election primaries on the platform of APC recently sent a well publicised goodwill message letter to another leader of the party in the state and a co-contestant on his declaration.
Equally, the number of aspirants coming out to contest for the ticket on the party’s platform shows that our great party is on ground and ready to end the misrule of the Fayose’s PDP administration in the state.
Indeed, if you agree that there are some in-house disagreements, how can it be resolved?
To resolve any misunderstanding within APC is very simple. We believe in the party supremacy. The party is bigger than every individual and there are rules and regulations guiding the party and the followers. Every one is bound to abide by these party rules and regulations.
Senator Ojudu is throwing his hat into the ring by contesting the ticket for Ekiti governorship under the APC. What are his chances in the primary?
Senator Babafemi Ojudu’s chance is so bright both at the forthcoming primary and the general election if he finally flies APC’s ticket. I make bold to say that Ekiti people are behind him because he has the intellect and the great vision for the state. He has the best and a well researched ‘FINE Agenda’ and articulated manifesto that speaks directly to the present and future challenges of the good people of the state.
Senator Babafemi Ojudu manifesto and “FINE Agenda” is inspiring, first of its kind and capable of restoring Ekiti to its land of honour.