Biodun Olujimi, representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in the Senate, on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, indicated her interest to contest the governorship election, slated for June 18, 2022, declaring herself as the right person to rule the state.
“What we need is the right leadership. And Olujimi is the right person,” stated Ms Olujimi.
While declaring herself as the best for the governorship seat, Ms Olujimi noted that the party would benefit from a candidate with good character, “great antecedents and that is popular.”
“I have consistently proved that with my track record. My footprints are everywhere in the state despite being from Ekiti South,” she said.
Ms Olujimi, who announced her decision to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, is contesting on the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform.
It was gathered that Ms Olujimi and eight other female aspirants are among the 17 people who have obtained nomination forms and had been screened by the PDP at the national secretariat in Abuja.
Apart from Ms Olujimi, Olumide Olubunmi from Ido/Osi council areas, Arogundade Olutoyin from Ekiti East local government, and Adekemi Adewunmi from Efon local government area, Cecillia Ebiesuwa (Emure council), Adewumi Adesoye (Ado), Titilayo Owolabi Akerele (Ikole), Mrs Modupe Asaolu (Ekiti south-west) and Deborah Alo (Ido/Osi), have indicated an interest in the race.
Ms Olujimi said her decision to join the race was borne out of the desire to salvage the state from the woods through selfless service to the people, irrespective of their social status.
The lawmaker said she decided to run following calls from stakeholders, including the downtrodden.
The senator noted that she possessed the quality and experience required to harness the vast state’s resources for productive and developmental purposes.
She added that her political and public sector experiences had prepared her for the plum job. Ms Olujimi expressed her readiness to turn around the state’s fortunes by revolutionising all the sectors of governance with a focus on the masses.
“If given the PDP ticket and elected governor, I will reposition Ekiti for economic prosperity by creating the enabling environment for industry to thrive with a better approach to taxation that would reduce dependence on federation allocations,” said Ms Olujimi.
She added, “Our mission is to rebuild, to reposition, and to regain the state’s glory. We are very committed with passion to making sure that Ekiti occupies its rightful position in the comity of states. And our plan is to explore all the areas of possible economic prosperity and development without exploiting the people.