…says I remain candidate to beat at poll
The member representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency 2 in the House of Representatives and Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Hon Richard Olufemi Bamishile, on Wednesday, dismissed a report making the round that he accompanied another aspirant, the immediate past Secretary to the Ekiti State Government Mr . Biodun Oyebanji, to the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja to obtain nomination form for the forthcoming coming Governorship Election in the state.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, in a reaction to a report making the round with photographs showing the entourage of the former SSG to the APC National Secretariat, with man resembling the lawmaker and which the report claimed to be the lawmaker
Hon Bamishile, who is also an Aspirant from the South Senatorial District of the state, declared that he was amazed by such a mischievous and misleading report when his supporters and well wishes started calling him to find out whether he was involved in such a ridiculous act without their knowledge.
According to him, “This is mischievous and unfounded propaganda targeted against my personality, which is bound to fail. I was in my office at the House of Representatives’ wing of the National Assembly preparing for the day’s plenary session when my attention was drawn to this trash. I couldn’t believe this until I saw the fake photograph with my name boldly written as man who truly resemble me with other Colleagues from the National Assembly but I’m not the person. I don’t dress like that.
“This is a serious matter; in the last few hours I have been receiving phone calls from all over the places from supporters and well-wishers trying to find out the true situation of things and I can no longer bear the pressure. This is why I have to come out to debunk the fake and false report mainly to gain cheap Political popularity which they will never get.
“I’m very surprised that some people can be so desperate to go to this extent of political blackmail. My appeal to those behind this dastardly act is for them to stop it immediately, this is a joke taken too far
” As a leading Aspirant from the South in the forthcoming Governorship election in the state, I remain a candidate to beat and nothing will stop me because the battle is not for me but of God.”
Hon Bamishile, who is a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, therefore appealed to the leadership of the party to call those behind the campaign of calumny against his personality to order so as not to destroy the chances of the ruling APC in winning the Governorship Election come next year.