Ekiti state Commissioner resigns to run in 2022 governorship election

Ekiti state Commissioner resigns to run in 2022 governorship election

Ekiti State Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Mr Bamidele Faparusi, resigns his appointment to contest in the 2022 governorship election.

He conveyed his resignation to Governor Kayode Fayemi in a letter dated December 14, acknowledged on December 17.

Copies of the letter were disseminated to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday.

Faparusi had been a strong proponent of a power shift to the Ekiti South Senatorial District.

The letter read, “It is with great pleasure that I thank you for the vote of confidence reposed in me to represent Ayekire Local Council Development Area in the state’s Executive Council.

“It enabled me to serve as the political head of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, which is pivotal to the development plan of this administration.

Under your proactive leadership, I had the rare opportunity to consolidate on my cognate experience, broaden my perspective and build capacities in the service to the people.

“These are the bases of my decision to vie for the governorship seat following extensive consultations with the people and critical stakeholders.

I wish to convey my decision to resign from the government to focus on the intense work required to make our party walk to victory at the poll.

“Your Excellency, I am most grateful to you and particularly take this opportunity to thank you for the assurances of your unalloyed support.

Once again, I reaffirm my loyalty and commitment to the progress of our party and Ekiti State.

Please, accept the assurances of my highest regards.

Faparusi was elected member of the House of Representatives in 2011, where he represented Ekiti East/Gbonyin/Emure Federal Constituency for four years.

He has been at the vanguard in the agitation for the zoning of All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket to the South Senatorial district.

Others in the vanguard argue that the request was in the spirit of equity, justice and fair play since the state has never produced a governor since 1996.

Faparusi is an engineer and former member of the House of Representatives.

He becomes the second top appointee of Gov.

Fayemi to resign to contest the APC’s governorship primary election scheduled for January 22, 2022.

Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, left the cabinet two weeks ago following Gov.

Fayemi’s directives that cabinet members targetting the governorship seat should resign on or before December 18.

The number of politicians who have shown interest in the governorship position across the board has risen to about 30.

Suzan O.

Ekiti state Commissioner resigns to run in 2022 governorship election

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