A medical practitioner, Dr. Adebayo Orire, on Thursday formally declared his intent to contest for the governorship of Ekiti State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Orire, who visited the APC state secretariat in Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, with his supporters to inform the State Executive Committee of the party said “Ekiti needs a home-based governor.”
He was the 30th aspirant to officially inform APC leaders of his intent to run for the governorship on the platform of the party.
Orire, who has been practicing medicine in Ado-Ekiti for over thirty years, said he knows what the people of the state want having lived among them for that long.
The aspirant, who hails from Ikoro-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area in Ekiti Central senatorial district, described himself as a politician of integrity and a loyal party man who is passionate about developing the state.
Orire promised to create Ado-Ekiti New Town to expand the state capital and give residents more facilities. He also promised to give N1 million each to 900 artisans/market women to breathe life into grassroots economy.
He said: “If we want a strong government, we need to give our people what they need. We need a home-based governor who feels what the people feel.
“I am home-based, I love this party and I have integrity. I believe I can do it. I live among you and I use my medical profession to touch people’s lives.”
Responding on behalf of the party exco, APC Deputy Chairman, Mrs. Kemisola Olaleye, described Orire as qualified for the office he is seeking and a loyal party man