Lagos Commissioner Opeyemi Bamidele joins Ekiti senatorial race

Friday, April 16, 2010

Opeyemi Bamidele

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy Opeyemi Bamidele yesterday joined the 2011 senatorial race in Ekiti State on the platform of the Action Congress (AC).

Bamidele, a lawyer from Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, intends to represent the people of Ekiti Central Senatorial District.

He was received at the AC secretariat on Ajilosun Street, Ado Ekiti by the party’s executive led by the Chairman, Chief Olajide Awe.

There was a traffic snarl on the street, the longest in Ado-Ekiti, where Bamidele unveiled his senatorial ambition.

A massive crowd that followed him to the party secretariat made the road impassable.

Party members and Bamidele’s supporters wore T-shirts, face caps and other souvenirs bearing the portraits of the aspirant and chanting party slogans.

Bamidele’s supporters came from all the wards and the five local government areas of Ado, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ijero, Ekiti West and Efon that make up the Ekiti Central Senatorial District.

Bamidele said he was motivated to join the race because of "a genuine interest to serve the people of the senatorial district". He said they needed somebody of his calibre to represent them at the Senate.

The aspirant explained that he has what it takes to be a senator, noting that he had gained experience as a student union activist, pro-democracy activist, legal practitioner and administrator which he believed would stand him in good stead if elected senator.

According to him, Ekiti Central needs a tested hand to represent the district at the Senate. He promised what he called a "vibrant and quality representation" if elected a senator.

Describing the problems of the people of the senatorial district as enormous, Bamidele said he had developed a blueprint with which he would tackle the problems which include poverty, poor infrastructure among others.

If elected senator, Bamidele promised to attract federal projects to the district and use lawmaking to improve the standard of living of the people.

The AC, he said, offered the best platform to liberate the people from poverty, urging party members and the senatorial district to entrust him with their votes.

The highpoint of the event was Bamidele’s donation of seven brand new Toyota Hiace buses to the AC. They were received by Awe.

The beneficiaries are the state AC, Ekiti Central chapter and the party’s chapters in all the five local government areas in the senatorial district.


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