Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and top chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday stormed the Ekiti State Capital in campaign for its flag bearer in the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, Kayode Fayemi.
The campaign was held at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Professor Osinbajo, while addressing the rally, charged the people of the state to return Ekiti to the fold of progressives, saying “PDP has done enough damage, let’s go out and vote for APC.”
Professor Osinbajo urged the people of Ekiti State to vote for Dr Fayemi in the July 14 election as he said he was the best man for the job, saying Ekiti people must join the league of progressive states in the South West region and Nigeria.
Tinubu at the campaign called on Ekiti residents to get ready to give the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a red card, come July 14, 2018.
Tinubu said Ekiti State must come back to the progressives fold to be part of growth movement in the states led by APC governors.
He said the party chose Fayemi because of his exposure and experience in governance, adding that the era of trial and error was over in Ekiti State to allow a competent hand to shape her destiny for good.
At the rally the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun formally received a former Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, who was also the immediate past national publicity secretary of the PDP, in the party following his recent defection.
Adeyeye said Ekiti people should reject PDP at the poll, saying that the party did not present any hope for the development of the state.
He assured that in few weeks, more PDP leaders, particularly the House of Assembly members, would defect to APC and boasted that Fayemi would win in all the local government areas of the state.
Fayemi, after receiving the party’s flag from Osinbajo and Oyegun, said the July 14 election would return Ekiti State to the path of progress and massive development.
Governors of South west states including Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State are also in attendance.
Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and Yahaya bello of Kogi State among other APC chieftains at the campaign.