By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti– Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters and governorship aspirant on the platform of of the All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State Senator Babafemi Ojudu has dropped from the shadow election scheduled for Saturday.
Explaining his reason for stepping down from the race, Ojudu said, what could have been a fair contest has been turned into conspiracy to impose a particular aspirant on the party by the Odigie Oyegun led leadership of the party
Though the former Senator did not mention the name of the alleged aspirant, but described the action plot to destroy the party and make it lose the July 14 election.
Ojudu said “From what has happened since May 5 to date, it goes without saying that this is an unfair contest where the National Working Committee Chairman has clearly demonstrated that he does not care what happens to our dear party now and in the nearest future
“We saw a Chairman who has conspired with one of the aspirants in the race to unleash mayhem on others, wreck havoc and violence on ordinary citizens and exposed the state to great embarrassment on national television.
“We saw an aspirant so unpopular to the extent that delegates called him unprintable names at the voting arena now being imposed on our people, not minding if this means we lose this state forever.
“We do not believe in engaging in an unfair contest and I am not ready to step on blood to get to power. As I have reiterated at different times in the course of the campaign, this was never about me. It was not about an ambition but a mission to give a new lease of life to Ekiti State and the people. built from one who will aspire to elevate that which is thrust into his hands”, he said.