In furtherance of his consultation with different stakeholders, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu at different times during weekend in Lagos , hosted Political Editors of major news outlets and senior journalist of Ekiti origin.
The first event which was the Friday evening dinner with Political Editors was attended by over 20 journalists from national newspapers and major broadcast outlets.
Ojudu, flanked by members of the ERO 2018 movement, explained that he was wearing two caps at the dinner: first as the aide to the President and also as citizen of Ekiti State.
He used the dinner to throw light on some policies of the Federal government and the disturbing circumstance of his home state, urging the media to partner with him in efforts to give the state a rebirth.
Ojudu expressed regret that Ekiti known for dignity, honour and hard work has been suffered it worst image and developmental setbacks since Fayose took over office largely due to the incumbents ineptitude, graft and his lack of capacity to understand what the office actually expects of him.
Similarly on Saturday, the Presidential Aide met with senior journalists of Ekiti Origin. The event was attended by over 15 journalists who are indigenes of Ekiti while members of the ERO 2018 movement were also on hand to give Ojudu support.
Ojudu took time to narrate his personal pain about the parlous state of Ekiti and the indifference of the current administration to programmes that bring development and uplift the living conditions of the people.
“ Fayose is completely insensitive to the plight of our people. He is using poverty as tool to hold our people down. He is glorifying poverty by sharing N200 and kongos of Rice which he use for photo opportunities rather than embark on genuine programmes that would bring development to the state”, he said.
According to him, the current occupier of Oke Ayaba has consciously obstructed citizens of the state from benefiting from programmes of the Federal Government which include the School Feeding Initiative, the Rice Out growers Initiative, Cocoa Renewal etc.
When asked why he has not declared for the 2018 governorship election, Ojudu said: “ I believe in due process, law and order. We are guided by the Electoral Act. We need to wait for INEC to release a time table for the Ekiti Election.
“I am currently consulting and meeting Ekiti people on how to rescue our state. First we must all be united we must all come together to remove the shame Fayose has brought to Ekiti and work in unison to restore our glory. When the time comes, I will come back again and ask if you all want me to serve our state at that level and with that we will all be stakeholders in that project and not just Ojudu contesting but all of us working to give Ekiti a Rebirth.”