The Accord party in Ekiti state has picked Basorun Rueben Famuyibo as its candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election slated for June 18, 2022.
The primary election which affirmed the candidature took place at the Fajuyi Hall in Ado-Ekiti on Friday and witnessed by thousands of delegates from all the sixteen local governments across the state and the national secretariat of the party in presence of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), DSS and police.
The Ado-born politician who left the All progressives congress over the alleged imposition of candidate by the governor said his supporters and other stakeholders within and outside the state have endorsed him to be the third force towards winning the election.
The national youth leader of Accord party Abdhuraman Muhammed while presenting the flag of the party to Famuyibo, who is one of the founding fathers of Ekiti, urged the people to support and vote the Accord Candidate to transform the state from abysmal ruling of the APC.
He declared that the party is providing an alternative to what he described as an unfortunate rule of the PDP and the APC, adding that Famuyibo’s candidature would provide sway the votes for Accord.
In his acceptance speech, Famuyibo berated the leadership of the APC over what he termed as “selfish agenda of the state governor and his wife and imposing candidate on Ekiti people would be rejected”
According to him, ” We are here to liberate Ekiti from the shackles of Fayemi and his wife.Niyi Adebayo’s father never supporter the creation of Ekiti I have it on record. Their time is up and we will resist any form of rigging in the state.”He lamented that ” those who took over the affairs of the state since the return of democracy are not projecting the state well and in order to put the state right on track the Accord party has chosen him to free Ekiti from the PDP and APC.”