The July 14th governorship candidate for Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Akinloye O. Aiyegbusi (AOA) has promise all government workers in Ekiti State that if voted in, his government won’t pay lip service to their welfare. He promised to turn around the fortunes of Ekiti State and set a standard for other governors in the country to emulate.
These were part of the promises he made during the official flag-off of the SDP governorship campaign in Ekiti State. The event which attracts various dignitaries and big wigs in the party was held at the state pavilion with Saheed Osupa and Gbenga Falope Junior on standby to entertained the guest at the event with their various brand of music.
Some of the dignitaries that graced the occasion were: SPD National Leader, Prof. Tunde Adeniran; the Chairman of SDP National Steering Committee, Prof. Jerry Gana; Dr. Abdul Ahmed the Deputy National Chairman of the party, who stood in for Chief Olu Falae (the National Chairman of SDP); Alhaji Shehu Musa Gabam, SPD National Secretary; Rt. Hon. Emeka Atuma, SDP National Organising Secretary; Prof. Rufai Alkali; Senator Iyiola Omisore, SDP governorship hopeful for Osun State and Dr. Olu Agunloye of Ondo State.
Others at the flag-off event are Erelu Modupe Martins, Deputy Governorship Candidate for SDP in Ondo State; Ahmed Muktar, SDP State Secretary for Adamawa; the State Organizing Secretary for SDP Adamawa State, Mr. Aziz Jibrillah; Engr. Bisi Aje, former SA to Ekiti State government; Mr. Dele Okunlola, Ekiti State SDP Chairman; Dr. Daniel Ismail, governorship aspirant in Adamawa State; Hon. Emmanuel Bello from Adamawa State and a host of others.
While addressing party faithful’s that graced the occasion, the party leaders present promised to stand by their governorship candidate in Ekiti State, and his deputy (Princess Yemisi Adetayo) by giving them all necessary supports needed to win the July 14th gubernatorial election in Ekiti and make sure that their candidate in Ekiti delivers qualitative governance to the people of Ekiti State base on the party guiding ideology.
According to Alh. Shehu Musa Gabam (the national secretary), SDP has come to stay in Nigeria, the party has come to take over governance at all level in Nigeria starting from Ekiti and Osun States. He urged the people of Ekiti to come out in their large numbers, most especially the youths and vote in one of their own come July 14th under the Not Too Young to Rule agitation.
In his words Dr. Olu Agunloye said that Ekiti State is one of the 10 poorest states in Nigeria, and the poorest in South West, due to bad leadership and that SDP is now in Ekiti to give the people of Ekiti hope by taking them out of poverty to real prosperity.
Also, Engr. Bisi Aje said that SDP in Ekiti won’t promise the people of Ekiti State what they won’t be able to deliver because SDP is not given to frivolities.
Erelu Modupe Martins in her words said both APC and PDP have failed the people of Ekiti State and urged the people of Ekiti State, most especially the women folks to vote in SDP candidate in Ekiti State, because a vote for Akin Aiyegbusi and Princess Yemisi Adetayo is a vote prosperity.
The State Organizing Secretary for SDP Adamawa State, Mr. Aziz Jibrillah while addressing the press said that SDP as a party is fully prepared for both the July 14th Ekiti gubernatorial election and 2019 general elections and that they are going to give all it takes to win the elections because both PDP and APC have failed the nation, and SDP as a new party is ready to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians most especially the young ones.
The SDP gubernatorial flag bearer in Ekiti, Mr. Akinloye O. Aiyegbusi is a seasoned banker from Ikole Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State (Ekiti North Senatorial District) while his deputy, Princess Yemisi Mary Adetayo is a Chartered Accountant and a career public administrator who hails from Ilawe Ekiti in Ekiti South-West Local Government Area of Ekiti State (Ekiti South Senatorial District).