The Oasis Reporters
May 2, 2018
By Alonge Olufemi Alonso
As some of us who are soccer lovers will never agree on who is the best between the Argentine ace footballer, Lionel Messi and the Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, so a plethora of questions will arise especially from the people who do not share the same interest with me as to the barometer or yardstick I used in measuring the best amongst the array of contestants planning to succeed Gov. Ayodele Fayose on October 16.
Without any fear of contradiction, let me say it loud and clear once again that the only professor amongst the aspirants is Kolapo Olusola Olubunmi (Eleka). And Ekiti as the fountain of knowledge has the right to be governed by one of her best brains.
The young man is not just the most humble, loyal and committed aspirant in Ekiti; he’s the first deputy governor in the state that his boss ever vouched for and pushed forward to succeed him. No deputy governor in the state ever enjoyed the type of endorsement Eleka enjoys today.
Like I said in one of my previous write-ups, that humility of the deputy governor is second to none. Those who have had an encounter with the deputy governor will never raise any question on this. The set of people who can engage me on this thought are those who hate to listen to the truth.
Let me continue by saying the man in question, Eleka as he is fondly called didn’t lobby for the position he occupies today but destiny placed him there and the same mercy he received that made him deputy governor without stress in 2014 is working seriously for him again. I won’t be surprised seeing him succeed his boss, it’s so obvious he’s destined for that.
If integrity is what Ekiti people will vote for, I don’t see any other person who has better integrity and antecedent than the deputy governor. The former PDP governor which some people see as the most prudent aspirant is not as prudent as this well mannered professor from Ikere.
To talk about the level of his intelligence, I need not say much on this because a lazy scholar will never become a professor. A public debate for all aspirants in the state will make those who love people with good brains prefer Eleka to any other aspirant.
We are supporting Eleka because of the confidence which Gov. Peter Ayodele Fayose reposed in him. As a technocrat, we know he will build on the existing structures and come up with new ideas that will industrialise Ekiti State.
Let me end this piece by beseeching Ekiti people not to be deceived. The 33 aspirants in the All Progressive Congress have nothing good to offer the state. The people of Ondo State just realized they made a mistake by voting in a party of propaganda and the untold hardship in the country since President Muhammadu Buhari took over power is a good reason Ekiti people should distance themselves from a party of deceit.
Like Eleka used to say, “APC is a cancerous party “, let’s therefore say no to them in Ekiti and vote for Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka of the Peoples’ Democratic Party. With him, a better Ekiti is assured.
Written by Alonge Olufemi Alonso.
He writes from Ado Ekiti