Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr kayode Fayemi, on
Sunday became the 36th aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship position in the July 14, 2018 gubernatorial poll in Ekiti State.
The former governor, who was in the saddle between 2010 and 2014, said
the APC shall deploy all logistics that would make the party win the poll.
Making his intention to contest in the election known, he said Governor Ayodele Fayoseâ€™s judicial panel, which indicted him of alleged corrupt practices, could not stop him from contesting, adding that: â€œAt the appropriate time, I will be stopped if not eligible to contest, but not Fayoseâ€™s white paper will stop me.â€
Speaking with journalists in Isan Ekiti, his country home Sunday, Fayemi said he had learned a great lesson from his disastrous defeat in June 21, 2014 while seeking re-election, adding that his experience and the role he played in the last gubernatorial election in Ondo State would be of great benefit to him in the election.
Fayemi said he decided to tarry a while so that he wonâ€™t breach the Electoral Act and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) laid down rules, adding that he would formally notify his party at the state secretariat of the party anytime from April 14.