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Omoyeni’s Integrity, Track Record is worth Emulating- Mustapha

By Yemi Akinbode

Leading Governorship Aspirant and
chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) in Ekiti, Mr. Bisi Omoyeni has been described as an enigma of peace,
integrity and a perfect gentleman that
politicians should emulate. This was
revealed in Abuja over the weekend by
the National Organising Secretary of the
PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha during the occasion of Omoyeni's expression of
interest and collection of the party's
governorship nomination for the
upcoming election in Ekiti state.

In a press statement issued at the end of the event by Mr. Yemi Akinbode, the
Media Director of BOFER- Bisi Omoyeni
Campaign Organization, Mustapha
admonished Omoyeni for his impeccable
character. In his words, “Omoyeni is a
man of timber and caliber, we are happy to have a perfect gentleman like him; a man with high level of integrity and track records in the race for Ekiti governorship.

We have watched closely all of you the
aspirants, we have no doubt in our minds that we would present a united front and conduct Ekiti election peacefully”. he concluded.

In his earlier speech at the occasion,
Omoyeni, the former Group Managing
Director/CEO of Wema bank and the former deputy governor of Ekiti State, described Ekiti state as a “community under siege”.

He said, “Ekiti is one of the poorest states in Nigeria despite her huge natural resources and the most educated state in Nigeria. It is ironic that with all the human and material resources at our disposal, we have not been able to translate same to economic prosperity. Our youths are
roaming the streets without jobs, people goes to bed without food to eat, yet the government in Ekiti state has continued to pay lip-service to the three core issues of life- sustenance; improved income for the people, employment for the youth and infrastructure that will boost industrial development. We cannot continue to suffer this type of jeopardy in the midst of plenty”. Omoyeni told the
national officers of the party that he is
going to rescue Ekiti and usher in a new
era of economic growth and prosperity.

“I want to assure you that our government will restore hope and
confidence of the external investors in
Ekiti. With that we are going to open our doors and bring in Foreign Direct
Investment into agriculture and industrialization. We are in this race to
give back to the society and inspire a new generation of Ekiti leaders. Having
fulfilled my personal ambition in life, I am ready and prepared to commit the
remaining part of my life to the service of God, humanity and the society” he
posited.

The colourful ceremony was attended by scores of party leaders and supporters from Ekiti and other dignitaries who had thronged the Wadata house, PDP National secretariat in solidarity with the governorship aspirant. Amongst them are, former Commissioner for Justice & Attorney General of Ekiti State (the Director General, BOFER) Bar. Obafemi Adewale, former Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Bayo Asana, former Chairman, Ikere local government council Hon. Banji Aluko, former member Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Bode Adewole, PDP Secretary, Ikere local Government
chapter, Mr. Joshua Ojo.