Ekiti Election: Bamidele Finally Speaks, Seem to be Surprise with the Election Results
Almost two weeks after the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, candidate of the Labour Party in the election, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has finally spoken out.
Bamidele’s comment and position appears to be in line with that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and that of many other Nigerians except for those who are sympathetic or are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whose candidate, Ayodele Fashola won the election.
This is what Bamidele said:
I guess that there is more to it than meets the eye. And it’s also a situation where some stories are better left untold at the onset, either for the survival of our democracy, or in the overriding public interest, or security interest. However, I want to say that it was a surprise that 18, 135 votes were recorded for the Labour Party, where I was the candidate.
I’m currently in the House of Representatives, and I won an election with 47, 000 votes in two local governments three years ago. I’ve been entrusted with a mandate. Small as that mandate is, within my federal constituency, to the glory of God, I’ve done very well for the people. And some of the things that I’ve done also cut across the state, even beyond the two local governments in my federal constituency.
I have no doubt that Ekiti people love me, and I love them tremendously in return. So, definitely, I couldn’t have scored 18, 135 votes. But it’s a situation where you don’t just open your mouth and begin to complain, and begin to talk. You have to understand what to say; you have to be convinced about what to say.
A lot of people are still asking questions. If there are puzzles concerning that election, I believe that would be one of the puzzles. And I believe there are puzzles. And like I said, it’s a matter for another day.
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