Senator Biodun Olujimi, former Senate minority leader, and eight other aspiring women have expressed interest in contesting the Ekiti State Governorate poll scheduled for June 18, 2022 on the People’s Democratic Party, PDP platform.
Others include Ms. Olumide Ojo Olukemi Olubunmi from the Ido / Osi Council area of the state, Ms. Arogundade Olutoyin from Ekiti East Local Government, and Princess Adekemi Adewunmi from Efon Local Government.
Others are Mrs. Cecillia Ebiesuwa (Council of Emure), Mrs. Adewumi Adesoye (Ado), Mrs. Titilayo Owolabi Akerele (Ikole), Mrs. Modupe Asaolu (Ekiti South West) and Mrs. Deborah Alo (Ido / Osi).
The nine aspiring women were among the other seventeen people who have so far obtained application forms and have been screened by the PDP at the National Secretariat.
Olujimi said his decision to join the race was supported by a desire to save the state from the woods through selfless service to people, regardless of their social status.
He made the statement in a chat with reporters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Sunday, ending speculation about his ambition as governor.
The lawmaker representing Ekiti’s southern senatorial districts said he decided to throw his hat in the ring following calls from downtrodden and traditional rulers and eminent sons and daughters of the state.
Olujimi noted that she possessed the quality and experience necessary to harness the vast resources of the state for production and development purposes, adding that her political and public sector experiences prepared her for the leading position.
He said he is in the race for government to overturn the fortunes of the state by revolutionizing all sectors of government with a focus on the masses.
Olujimi said that if given her party ticket and elected governor, she would reposition Ekiti for economic prosperity by creating an environment in which the industry can thrive with a better approach to taxation that will reduce dependence on federation allocations.
He promised that his administration will restructure the health sector to decentralize the delivery of quality health services to reach both urban and rural residents.
He added that education was a major focus of his aspiration, stating that the sector would be reformed to include not only building schools but also providing incentives to teachers.
“Our mission is to rebuild, reposition and regain the glory of the state. We are passionately committed to making sure Ekiti fills her rightful position on the states committee.
“We will remain focused on our mission to turn the tide of the state by revolutionizing all critical areas of governance with a direct focus on the oppressed masses.
“And furthermore, our plan is to explore all areas of possible economic prosperity and development without exploiting people. Almighty God had blessed Ekiti State with abundant natural and human resources. What we need is the right leadership. And Olujimi is the right person.
While declaring himself the best hand for the most coveted seat, Olujimi said the opposition PDP had to present his best in the poll if he was serious about ousting the APC in power.
“So, all we need is a candidate with good character, great track record and who is popular. And I’ve always proved it with my records. My footprints are everywhere in the state despite the fact that they come from Ekiti South, ”he added.