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“What I will do with my salary as governor and why I will rule for only one term” – Opeyemi Bamidele

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“What I will do with my salary as governor and why I will rule for only one term” – Opeyemi Bamidele

by Dare Lawal

Campaign activities in Ekiti state have heated up as the various political parties prepare for the June 21 governorship poll. The three major candidates for the election are Kayode Fayemi of APC (incumbent), former governor Ayo Fayose of PDP and member of house of representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele of the Labour party.

On Thursday while campaigning at Igede-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti, the Labour candidate, Bamidele vowed that if elected he would not collect salaries and emoluments throughout his four year tenure.

He said his salary would be paid into a special account and would be used to cater for the vulnerable persons in the society.

He said that his salaries and allowances at the National Assembly were presently being utilised to give succour to the needy and vulnerable in the society.

“I have been blessed by God in all my areas of endeavours. The best way to appreciate God is to give back to the people,’’ he said.

Also, Bamidele promised that if elected as governor, he would not to seek a second term because four years was enough for anyone to implement his programmes.

He said that though the current administration in the state had done its best, he was in the race to do better things for the people.

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