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Akeredolu heads APC campaign committee



Akeredolu heads APC campaign committee

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday inaugurated the governorship campaign committee of its candidate for the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

The committee is headed by Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Other members of the committee are the ministers of Defence, Manir Dan-Ali; Interior Abdulraham Dambazzua; Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Transport, Chibuike Amaechi; Labour, Chris Ngige; Health, Isaac Adewole and Minister of State for Solid Minerals, Bawa Abubaka, among others. APC Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu, who inaugurated the committee, said the election in Ekiti State is too important to the party to begin to engage in hate speech as a campaign weapon. He stressed that “even if other parties will agenda in hate speech, you should concentrate on winning the election.”

He said the party will not relent in its efforts to regain the state, adding that “to show you the importance we place on the Ekiti election, I want to inform you that this election is just a little below the presidential election to us.”

Responding on behalf of the committee, Governor Akeredolu said they take the task assigned to them as very important, stressing that “this is not the first time the importance of this election has been emphasized.

When those of us from the South-West met with the President, he stressed the importance of the election. “It’s importance is very great to us in the South- West and it is a task that must be accomplished. We will map out strategies to win the election because we have faced many affronts and so many challenges had been thrown at us by Governor Ayodele Fayose and we must be united to confront that challenge. If we failed in this task, it means that we a not serious as a party.”

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