The ranks of aspirants which have declared curiosity within the Ekiti State governorship election arising in 2022 yesterday swelled as former Deputy Governor, Dr Sikiru Lawal unveiled his intent for the coveted seat.
Lawal’s posters conveying messages of his curiosity within the plum seat had been unveiled on social media platforms by himself and his admirers.
Lawal was the Deputy Governor to former Governor Segun Oni between 2007 and 2010, earlier than their removing by the Enchantment Court docket in a case instituted by Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the then Motion Congress of Nigeria.
Earlier than the current declaration, Lawal’s former principal, Segun Oni, had additionally unveiled his curiosity within the quantity seat.
The previous Governor Ayodele Fayose had in February 2021 adopted the Peoples Democratic Social gathering’s State Chairman in Ekiti, Hon. Bisi Kolawole for governor in PDP towards the expectation that he would again his former Deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka.
Within the posters sighted on social media, Lawal could be contesting for the place on the platform of the Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering, the identical get together as Oni.
The poster carried a daring inscription: “Ekiti PDP, Tiwa N Tiwa 2022, Dr Sikiru Take Lawal for Governor, Collectively We Can go Father”.
Lawal, who commented in regards to the posters in a phone dialog with the newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, stated he has declared curiosity within the race owing to strain from influential and extraordinary members of the PDP.
The previous Deputy Governor stated the eagerness to develop Ekiti and rescue it from its current state spurred him to take curiosity within the race.
“Sure, I’m contesting. I’ve to accede to the request by quite a few PDP members that I stay the most effective for the job with group spirit and robust clout that may assist the get together and with an expertise that may assist the state.
“I had been Deputy Governor in Ekiti and our data then stay unbroken. We’ve the capability, expertise and group spirit to work for Ekiti and ship one of the best for our individuals. That’s the spirit behind my ambition “.