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EKITI PEOPLE URGED TO SHUN SECTIONAL POLITICS

By Lere Olayinka
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The Ekiti State Coordinator of the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation, Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi has urged Ekiti people to shun sectional politicians, saying; “Since Ekiti does not have enough resources to sustain itself like other States in the Southwest, it would be suicidal for Ekiti and its people not to align with the government at the centre.”

Akinyemi, who made this known in a statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti today said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already secured the majority seats both in the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly, adding that; “President Goodluck Jonathan's victory in the Saturday presidential election is also a sure bet.”

“With the results of the National Assembly (NASS) elections already released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), PDP is already leading comfortably.

“Therefore, it is almost certain that President Jonathan will win the next Saturday poll, putting PDP in control of both the executive and legislative arms of government at the centre.

“Apart from this, it is certain that the Southwest will get either Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate Majority Leader. And in this circumstance, it has become imperative that we elect PDP senators and House of Representative members in Ekiti so as to give us the needed political leverage to either produce the Senate President, Speaker or Senate Majority Leader.

“Furthermore, the outcome of next Saturday presidential election in Ekiti State will also place Ekiti in a vantage position to produce two ministers and two ambassadors, which has never happened since the State was created.

“Most importantly too, are we in Ekiti the ones to carry on our back, a presidential candidate that was roundly rejected by his own people in Adamawa State?

“It is therefore our choice in Ekiti to reject those fanning embers of sectional politics just to feather their own nest and continue to ponder to the whims and caprices of their Lagos paymaster by aligning with the party at the centre.