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Hon. Biodun Oyebanji, a prominent Governorship aspirant within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Secretary to the State Government, commended the unwavering dedication of the party’s leaders and members in the state. He expressed gratitude for the warm reception extended to him and his team during their recent tour of local governments in the state.

Oyebanji’s tour, conducted from January 4 to 13, marked his second visit to the local government chapters of the APC. During this period, he engaged in one-on-one meetings with leaders, members, and stakeholders across the 177 wards.

During a weekend address in Ado Ekiti, Oyebanji expressed his delight and contentment with the warm reception he received. He highlighted the open and candid discussions held with leaders and stakeholders, emphasizing the demonstrated commitment of APC members towards the success of the party’s primaries and the ultimate victory in the upcoming June 18 governorship election in the state.

Oyebanji further called on fellow aspirants within the APC to promote peace and unity among party members and their supporters in the lead-up to the January 27 primaries. He emphasized the importance of steering clear of violence, name-calling, and slander, advocating instead for issue-based campaigns.

“It was the second round of our tour across the 16 local governments to meet the party executives, delegates, some selected leaders and stakeholders of our great party, and I must admit that it was a huge success, considering the warm reception, opportunity to lay before them my plan for the state and the positive feedback we got about the Dr Kayode Fayemi administration as well as my aspiration.

“At various local governments I was able to tell our leaders why I obtained the form to vie for governorship based on the criteria given by Mr. Governor and the need to continue with the legacy already established by the current administration. I used the opportunity to further present myself to them and assure them that my coming in as governor would enhance prosperity for the state, party members and individuals.

“Of course, I sued for peace and reiterated on the need for our people to respect the right of individuals to aspire. I made it known to our leaders that they can only get the best after respecting other people’s right to contest and listening to their programmes and projections to further lift the state.

“More than anything, the beauty of the visit is in the warm reception we got from all the places visited. We also got positive feedback on the current administration, my person and my character. The meetings also gave us access to quality advice that would guide us as we move forward.

“Honestly, words are not sufficient to convey the level of my appreciation to the leadership of the party at the ward, local government, state and National levels for giving us a solidly built party and a viable platform to contribute our little quota to development”, he added.

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