Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the July 14 Ekiti state governorship election, has been divinely sent by God to bring development to the state.
Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he led a high-powered delegation of the national ruling party to the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti for a campaign rally and the official presentation of the party's flag to Fayemi.
According to the Vice President, Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals, is a "blessed" man who will stir Ekiti state on the path of a good future.
Osinbajo said, “God has brought a blessed man, who is Dr. Kayode Fayemi. He will do Ekiti a lot of good if elected governor. He will bring development to your doorsteps.
“On July 14, don’t look back or sideways, just look forward to a good future ahead of you by voting for Fayemi. APC is a party of progress. Let us vote for APC in this election.
“APC will help Ekiti to develop because the PDP has outlived its usefulness."
Also speaking, Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC, urged Ekiti voters to turn out en masse on the election day and give a red card to the incumbent party in the state, the Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP.
He, however, told the crowd at the rally that they cannot initiate the change if they do not collect their Permanent Voters Card, PVC.
“If you really want progress, what is the essence of you staying here from morning without having PVC? Ekiti won’t go back to sadness and poverty.
“The PVC represents your red card on the day of the election. I want you to give PDP a red card on the day of the election. Fayemi was a minister, he now understands the game. I want you to vote him 100 per cent on July 14,” Tinubu said.
Present at the event was John Odigie-Oyegun, APC National Chairman; Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Bisi Akande, a former Interim chairman of the APC; and Adams Oshiomhole, a former Edo State Governor.
Also in attendance were Governors Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Abdufatah Ahmed (Kwara), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).
Former governorship contestant, Femi Ojudu, and former members of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Faparusi and Bimbo Daramola, also attended the rally.