Ado Ekiti in frenzy as Ojudu declares
Posted on March 10, 2018 || By: Global News
members, loyalists and lovers of Senator Babafemi Ojudu, SBO, who
trooped out in Ado, capital city of Ekiti State, to sheer and nudge him
to victory as he stormed Okeyinmi Street to declare his intention to run
as the next governor of the state this morning.
Vehicular movement swelled and indigenes trooped out in numbers to show
solidarity for the only son of the soil in the race for the Oke Ayaba
plum office which none of their own has occupied since the state was
created on October 1, 1996.
Business activities suffered a little hitch as many small business
entrepreneurs close down shops while a chunk of the popular motorbike
riders (Okada) abandoned commercial service to provide complimentary
Traffic snarl ruled the day as the only route allowed for passage by the
seating governor could not accommodate the massive movement of
participants who came in from different parts of the state.
Earlier, the governor, Ayodele Fayose had ordered the dismantling of the
campaign posters, standing banners, and billboards of Ojudu that adorned
the streets of Ado Ekiti but for the swift intervention of loyalists who
The journalist turned politician entered into the receiving hands of
party faithful who were being treated to good melodious music coming
from popular Fuji musician, Saheed Osupa. Ojudu immediately dissolved
into the fanfare with sweat provoking dance steps.
“I am here to liberate my people. I am here to take Ekiti to the
Promised Land. I am learned. I will not watch and see my people
perpetually being humiliated by those who have no plan for us. I am here
to set our people free and then restore our economy. Today I declare my
intention to run as the governor of this State. Today, I enjoin all of
you to come with me and let us rescue our state from the claws of our
“We shall not waver, we shall not surrender, we shall not rest until our
today is bettered for a promising tomorrow. We shall all join hands in
this struggle to save our state.”
The train later moved colorfully to the Ajilosun end of the town where
the APC state secretariat is located to meet party leaders who received
him before he made his declaration to contest.
The party leader were full of praises as they all eulogized Ojudu and
commended him profusely for his past developmental activities in the
state and the country in general.