Former National Assembly member, Senator Ayo Arise, has said none of the contenders for the Ekiti State governorship in the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) can beat his record of achievements.
On the insinuation that Fayemi’s joining the race may alter the permutations, the former lawmaker added : “I don’t envisage any problem, all of us are eminent Ekiti indigenes.
“We have former governors Fayemi and Segun Oni, senators Babafemi
Ojudu, Gbenga Aluko and myself and Opeyemi Bamidele and others as former member of the House of Representatives in this race. So, I see all of us as being qualified to be governor.
“We have one or two things to show that we have contributed to Ekiti.
However, if you put us on the scale, I don’t see anyone who has the
kind of record I have”, he said.
provision of the law. It could have been more dignified if the
Honourable Minister had said he was coming late because of his
status as a serving Minister. It is not good for him to have portrayed
all of us as not law abiding.“However, we welcome him into the race. He is a leader of our great
party and the primary I think will be interesting. But this is an election we must win and nobody should try to ascribe wisdom to himself. And I will advise him not to use or do anything that would make him look smarter than all of us.
politics as it played out before declaring, this itself is wisdom.“So, I see those who had declared earlier as mobilisers. My brother,
Dr Fayemi is welcome wholeheartedly, but I am only worried that someone was trying to come out to play smart,” he said.