The All Progressives Congress (APC) has continued to be united in the preparations for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State. Unlike in some other circumstances, the defeated aspirants in the party’s primary election who lost to Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former Minister of Solid Minerals Development, remained intact to fight the colossal political stature of Governor Ayodele Fayose. They have all been absolved into Fayemi’s campaign structures.
Meanwhile, Fayemi, on Sunday, appointed former member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele, Director General of his campaign organization. The APC governorship candidate announced the appointment of Bamidele at the inauguration of his mobilisation and campaign committees in Ado-Ekiti.
National Daily gathered that Fayemi remarked that Bamidele, who was shot during a rally at the APC secretariat, Ado-Ekiti, by a police officer invovled in an accidental discharge, is recovering fast and would assist him during his electioneering campaign.
Fyemi refuted reprots that the former lawmaker had been flown to the United Kingdom for treatment.
Fayemi had declared; “By the special grace of God, I have appointed my good friend, Mr Bamidele Opeyemi, as the Director General of my campaign.
“I also want to thank God for sparing his life. I was with him till 1.00am this morning and he is recovering well and he can also sit and discuss with me.
“I wish to inform all … in Ekiti that my friend, Mr Bamidele Opeyemi, is in good condition’ he is still in Nigeria contrary to the stories that was published in some of the newspapers that he has travelled abroad.
“He is healthy and ready to work with me to ensure that our party wins the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti.”
The APC candidate thanked other APC aspirants who donated vehicles and customised T-shirts and caps to support his campaign.
A total of 11 committees made up of 87 party members were inaugurated.
The committees include Media and Communication headed by Mr Taiwo Olatunbosun; Policies and Strategy headed by Mr Biodun Omoleye; Welfare and Protocol headed by Mrs Wumi Ogunlola and Finance headed by Mr Niyi Adebayo.
Others include Legal committee headed by Biodun Fasakin; Special Purpose headed by Chief Jide Awe; Contact Committee headed by Mr Alaba Abejide; Mobilisation Committee headed by Mr Femi Bamisile; Health Committee headed by Dr Bayo Orire ; Security Committee headed by Ropo Ayegbusi and Women Committee headed by Mrs Bisi Fayemi.