A lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in the Senate, Biodun Olujimi, has officially declared her intention to contest the governorship election, slated for June 18, 2022.
Olumiji who declared on Saturday, November 27, at her ward 7, Iworo in Omuo Ekiti, the hometown of the lawmaker after 60 days to the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former deputy governor declared herself as the right person to rule the state.
“What we need is the right leadership. And Olujimi is the right person,” stated Mrs Olujimi.
While declaring herself as the best for the governorship seat, Olujimi noted that the party would benefit from a candidate with good character, “great antecedents and that is popular.”
“I have consistently proved that with my track record. My footprints are everywhere in the state despite being from Ekiti South,” she said.
Mrs Olujimi, who announced her decision that she is contesting on the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform.
Mrs Olujimi said her decision to join the race was borne out of the desire to salvage the state from the woods through selfless service to the people, irrespective of their social status.
The lawmaker said she decided to run following calls from stakeholders, including the downtrodden.
The senator noted that she possessed the quality and experience required to harness the vast state’s resources for productive and developmental purposes.
She added that her political and public sector experiences had prepared her for the plum job.
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Mrs Olujimi expressed her readiness to turn around the state’s fortunes by revolutionising all the sectors of governance with a focus on the masses.
“If given the PDP ticket and elected governor, I will reposition Ekiti for economic prosperity by creating the enabling environment for industry to thrive with a better approach to taxation that would reduce dependence on federation allocations,” said Mrs Olujimi.
She added, “Our mission is to rebuild, to reposition, and to regain the state’s glory. We are very committed with passion to making sure that Ekiti occupies its rightful position in the comity of states. And our plan is to explore all the areas of possible economic prosperity and development without exploiting the people.
The Director of Communication Biodun Olujimi Team (BOT), Barrister Gboyega Oguntuwase, said Olujim job is easy and she has a very good product and to market it is easy.
The former State PDP chairman said the governorship race of Ekiti State is easier for sen Biodun Olujimi as she has been a tested and trusted person. She’s equipped, experienced and convincingly robust representative.
Oguntuwase said “I can’t be a director of a political beggar, I can’t be with inexperienced aspirants. If you know how knowledgeable she is, you’ll know that she’s the best.
“She was Publicity Secretary of national parties, SA, Commissioner, Deputy Governor, House Representative member and Senator twice.
“Olujimi is a nationalist, a sound mind politician and a great asset to our dear state and Nigeria at large.
Oguntuase added that “Olujimi is the only senator that deemed it fit to share succour across party lines during the COVID-19 challenges, this stands her out as an unbiased Ekiti person”.
“I’m not from the south but what is good for the gander is also good for the geese. There can only be peace when there’s fairness, equity and justice. South should be the next governor”.
Newsflash Nigeria understands that Mrs Olujimi and eight other female aspirants are among the 17 people who have obtained nomination forms and had been screened by the PDP at the national secretariat in Abuja.
Apart from Mrs Olujimi, Olumide Olubunmi from Ido/Osi council areas, Arogundade Olutoyin Anike from Ekiti East local government, and Adekemi Adewunmi from Efon local government area, Cecillia Ebiesuwa (Emure council), Adewumi Adesoye (Ado), Titilayo Owolabi Akerele (Ikole), Mrs Modupe Asaolu (Ekiti south-west) and Deborah Alo (Ido/Osi), have indicated an interest in the race.