HON. MICHAEL BAMIDELE

I, Congratulate His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State on the outcome of the suit before the Supreme Court. No doubt the judgement is a victory for the Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) and a quantum leap for our legal process and the growth of our democracy.

In the same vein, I wish to commend His Excellency, Engr. Segun Oni for reposing his confidence in the judicial process as the credible alternative to street action and for his doggedness in pursuing his grievances to a logical conclusion.

Now that the highest Court of the land has finally laid this matter to rest, my patriotic call on behalf of well meaning Ekiti sons and daughters as well as stakeholders of our democracy, will be to encourage His Excellency, Engr. Segun Oni, to join hands with the administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi in addressing the critical needs of the Ekiti people in ensuring good governance, massive job creation, continued infrastructural development and quality education and health care services, agrarian revolution and the growth of Ekiti economy, among other much desired dividends of democracy.

I, equally call on His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to jettison the idea of instituting a probe into the programmes and activities of Engr. Segun Oni administration. Tempting as this might sound; it will be much more distracting than even the law suit. This moreso when one realizes that Ekiti politics in the last decade has been characterized with vindictiveness asnd retaliatory policies and attitudes that have ended up placing the State in a Barbers chair which goes round and round ad infinitum without actually moving the State any inch forward.

The truth which must be told about Ekiti is that in the last 17 years of her creation, many things have happened which had led to her stunted growth and disappointment of the founding fathers and well meaning citizens of the State, many of whom have become heartbroken and frustrated.

Beyond rhetorics, this is definitely te time to bury the hatchet and ensure that all hands are on deck to save Ekiti from becoming a failed State. Regardless of our political affiliation and ideological divides, this is the time for all of us to work together to heal the broken hearts and create a NEW and UNITED Ekiti. United we STAND as a people, divided we FALL. Time to heal Ekiti is NOW!

Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (MHR)
EKITI IRE O!!!

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