The national leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) stormed Ekiti State at the weekend to present the party’s campaign flag to the candidate, Akin Ayegbusi.
Ahead of thegovernorship Election slated for July 14, 2018, SDP was the first political party to commence campaigns.
At the evenr, the national Leadership of the party declared that the people of the state would witness a new dawn if it is allowed to take over the administration of the state.
Speaking at the official commencement of his campaign held at the Pavilion in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Ayegbusi declared that his emergence as the governorship candidate of a formidable party like SDP has set a new political order in the state.
He added that his victory at the poll would usher in a new dawn for the people.
The banker turned politician said:
“My coming on board as the candidate of a strong party like SDP has definitely shown that it is a new era in the state.
“We are here for serious business. We have a convincing covenant with God to give a new lease of life to our people. It is a fact that the state can be better than the way it is currently.
“Ekiti (people) have an enduring legacy as a people of integrity, honour and forthrightness; this must not be compromised in any form.
“This legacy must translate into the overall development of our people. That is why we are here. I’m assuring the great people of Ekiti State that my victory at the election is going to be a new dawn in the state, an era of abundance, unprecedented socio-economic development, transparency and accountability in public governance.” he assured.
The governorship candidate who was accompanied by his running mate, Princess Yemisi Adetayo, advised the electorate and the people at large to make a wise choice and secure the future through him.
“This is a special appeal to the Ekiti electorate; we should not make any mistake in the coming election that will once again plunge us into another four years in the wilderness. They should come out in their numbers to vote for SDP, a party that is determined to deliver a rewarding future.,” he said.
The highpoint of the event was the presentation of the party’s flag to Ayegbusi in the presence of national and state party officials, which include the Deputy National Chairman, Dr. Abdul Ahmed; the National Secretary, Alhaji Shehu Musa Gabam; the National Organising Secretary, Rt. Hon. Emeka Atuma; and the Chairman, National Steering Committee, Prof. Jerry Gana.
Also at the event were the National Leader, Prof. Tunde Adeniran; a governorship aspirant of the party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore; the party Chairman in Ekiti State, Mr. Dele Ekunola; the Director General of the Campaign Organisation, Yemi Akinbode; among others.