Why Ekiti people will prefer me as next governor, by Olusola

Deputy Governor of Ekiti State and 2018 governorship hopeful under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola, yesterday said Ekiti people would prefer him to any other candidate as their next governor.

He argued that the singular reason they would want him to be governor was because they earnestly desire somebody who will continue the good works started by Governor Ayodele Fayose.

He said no other contestant from the PDP, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties could match him in terms of experience, adding that he was far more competent than the other aspirants for the position.

Some aspirants from the PDP and APC had described Olusola as a political neophyte, who has no experience to lead Ekiti as they do.

But reacting to their claims yesterday in a statement by the Director of Publicity and Strategy of the Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), Kamil Ishola, said: “I was generously amused when some people were quoted as referring to me as politically inexperienced.

“What experience could those who have not even been Deputy Governor lay claims to that I don’t have and such experience, which I have gathered under a political guru and professor of politics of all times in the person of Governor Ayo Fayose?

“I am better off and more competent than any of the aspirants jostling for the coveted seat currently being occupied by Fayose.

“I am a builder by profession, who can only govern Ekiti far better than anyone after Fayose. I am the only man that can continue the good works started by Fayose because I am an adherent of his people-oriented government style and a loyal, dependable and tested hand,” the statement said.

It added that Olusola possess the intellectual capability and a full grasp of the challenges under the Fayose administration, saying in an austere economy, this administration has performed creditably well with many legacy projects executed and what does Ekiti require if not continuity?

“I am a man who believes in excellence, anything worth doing at all is worth doing well and I also believe in right attitude as attitude determines altitude in life.

“The support given to me by the governor and stakeholders in Ekiti has not ruled out the primaries where I will face other aspirants and I am very confident of not only defeating them to clinch the party’s ticket but also lead the PDP to defeat the APC in the July 14, 2018 governorship election,” he said.

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