Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, warns that the division and disunity among members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State could deprive the party of victory in the 2022 governorship election.
Ojudu gave the warning in Ado Ekiti while interacting with members of APC and kinsmen, who paid him a visit at his residence in the state capital.
The Senator said: “What we are seeing today in Ekiti APC portrays an evil omen for our party, but we will salvage the situation so that we can rescue whatever remains for the benefit of all of us.
“We don’t have a leader in Ekiti APC, and this is affecting us.
The governor ought to play that role, is partisan.
Let me use my neutrality to effect some changes.
“My worries about APC is that I don’t want the party to be divided and lose the coming election in Ekiti.
Someone like me should unite our members after the primary so that APC can retain this state.
“I don’t want to be part of the problems, but part of the solution.
The party should look up to people like us in times of crisis like this.
Let me be sincere with you; my preoccupation now is not how to be governor, but rescuing APC from losing Ekiti is my concern.
Ojudu said he decided to sacrifice his governorship ambition and maintain neutrality in 2022 to allow him to mediate and resolve all nagging issues for the governor to be victorious in the June 18 election.
“I am particularly happy for your love.
I am not contesting, and you still stand with me despite this.
It shows that we have become one family.
I have decided not to contest this election so that I can assume a leadership position mediating among aspirants.
The Senator charged his admirers to form a committee and decide whom to support at the APC primary, saying, “I will not support anyone so that the party won’t have more problems”.
Ojudu thanked his followers for not abandoning him since he forayed into politics, promising not to fail them in dispensing dividends of democracy.
Ekiti Governorship election: Special Adviser warns against party division