The Labour Party(LP) in Ekiti State has picked Olugbenga Daramola as its candidate through a consensus for the June 18 gubernatorial election in the state.
Presenting Mr. Daramola as the party’s flagbearer at the ceremony held in the headquarters located at Dallimore junction, Ado-Ekiti, the party Chairman, Odunayo Okunade beseeched the people of Ekiti to vote the party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election.
He noted that the Labour Party is on a mission to rescue the state from the claws of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and All Progressives Congress(APC).
While handing over the party’s flag to its candidate, the party chairman noted that time has come to halt any form of election rigging in the state.
“It is unfortunate that those who took over the affairs of the state since the return of democracy are not projecting the state well and in order to put the state right back on track, the Labour Party has picked a home-based candidate to free Ekiti from the hands of the foreigners.”
Mr. Daramola in his speech appreciated members of the party from the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti for their decision to present him as the consensus candidate of the party in the state.
He said, “With all humility, no one will regret my candidature as I pledge to serve in a spirit of fidelity and commitment to the common goal, always in accord with the purpose and principle of the Labour Party constitution.
“I want to specially thank the National leadership of our great party, under Mr Julius Abure, and the state executive under Mr. Odunayo Okunade, for piloting the affairs of our party despite several challenges,” he added.
However, he promised to deliver the state to the Labour Party through the votes of the electorates.
Present at the event were the representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), security agencies, party members in the South-west, and others.