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I Will Never Return To My Vomit—Ekiti Ex Speaker

By Adeolu Oyebode
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An Ex-Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly and APC Stalwart aspiring as the next Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Femi Bamisile has debunked the news that he is returning to the Peoples’ Democratic Party, where he left as the Deputy Chairman few days to the Ekiti Gubernatorial election held in June last year, describing it as his vomit.

Bamisile while addressing a press conference in his situation office at Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, he said he remained committed to the APC as a member and more resolute in his pursuit to serve as Governor come next election. The former Speaker confirmed he had a meeting indeed with some paramount traditional kings of his local government only for the Governor Fayose joined.

Speaking with journalists, Bamisile said “It is no news that Ekiti APC is back on her track, having learnt from her lessons in governance and politics of Ekiti State. I had offered myself as the biblical Nehemiah, who rebuilt the fallen walls of Jerusalem”.

“Indeed I had a meeting with the Traditional kings where Governor Fayose joined. He said I would be given the ticket of the PDP if I return to his party and held my legs, begging that the kings should plead with me. I snubbed and immediately left him in the room because I think it was unhealthy for our political system, if we soil the hands of our traditional kings into the dirty mud of politics.”

Bamisile said his activities had put the incumbent Governor on pressure, and returned the vigour in the Ekiti APC party.

“Without being immodest and with the utmost regards for all leaders of the party I am the symbol of the party, as it is today, I am re-invigorating the party. I am providing the required engine oil to the party wheels, so that the weakened spirit of party faithful will not eventually knock down the whole system. I understand that Mr. Fayose would want to stop this new tempo. So I am not bothered. Let it be announced on the mountain top of our most beloved State and beyond that I will never return to my vomit-never”

The Ex-Speaker urged the governor to maximise the improved federal allocation and resources in the state coffers to provide jobs for unemployed youth, pay salaries and arrears of civil servants, embark on the Social Security Scheme for the elderly, instead of blackmailing him.