Former Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi has said he is running again for governor in Ekiti because “public office is too serious to be left to charlatans”.
Fayemi, presently minister of Mines and Steel Development, stated this in a letter personally signed by him and addressed to the national and state leadership of the All Progressives Party, APC, elders of the party, prominent citizens and traditional rulers in the state.
In the letter, he notified them of his intention to contest the July 14th governorship election.
Some prominent names to which the letters were addressed include: national chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun, National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC former Interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, all traditional rulers in Ekiti state, members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, former and serving governors elected on APC platform, as well as prominent sons and daughters of Ekiti.
The letter contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the minister’s media aide, Yinka Oyebode, read in part, “Public office is too serious to be left to charlatans and when men and women of good conscience that are committed to the ideals of social justice and the common good turn away from politics, we pave way for unprincipled opportunists to take power.
“My convictions about how much more is possible in Ekiti stem not from any sense of entitlement but from a sense of service, of obligation and from my belief that posterity has positioned us for such a time as this.
“There is much that we have to repair and redress in Ekiti before we can go forward.”