A former deputy to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in his first term , Chief Abiodun Aluko , has formally joined the July 14 governorship race on the platform of the Mega Party of Nigeria .
Aluko was joined by a mammoth crowd of the MPN supporters from his Ikere town and the 16 local government areas of the state to the secretariat of the party in Ado Ekiti.
Aluko , while addressing his supporters , said his 41 years experience as an administrator and a government official put him in best stead for the governorship seat .
“ I will hit the ground running when I am elected as governor on July 14 . I am a retired civil servant; my wife is also a retired public servant and therefore , we know what it means to get paid your salary as and when due .
“ I promise that salaries would be promptly paid while that will also not stop development of the state . ”
Aluko promised that the MPN government would not abandon workers and charged the people not to vote for “ a government that has failed to take care of the people ” and abandoned the youth.
He charged members of the party to obtain their voter cards and exercise their civic responsibility by voting for the MPN on July 14 .
Aluko said , “We must ensure that we get our voter cards and vote out a government that is not sensitive to the plight of the masses . You must publicise the Mega Party and you must ensure you vote the Mega Party on July 14 . ”