Ekiti 2014: Fayemi to re-contest, names campaign team

By The Citizen

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has formally expressed his intention to seek re-election as the governor following the release of the elections timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The governor gave the indication in a personally signed statement issued in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Sunday in which he named key officials of his re-election campaign.

It said, 'Following the groundswell of support by leaders and members of our party as well as the generality of Ekiti people from the nooks and crannies of Ekiti State and the Diaspora, it is with a profound sense of gratitude and responsibility that I, today, accept the calls by our people to seek re-election for a second term in office.

'You have made the calls and today I have opted to act in deference to those sacred calls by throwing my hat into the ring for a free and fair contestation for the exalted office for a second term.'

On the reason for his decision to seek re-election, the statement said, 'Our people can faithfully testify that together the Collective Rescue Mission we promised at the outset of our first term in office has crystalised. Indeed, our people can testify to how we have rescued Ekiti State from the years of locusts and returned our dear state to the path of respectability, stability and development.'