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Ekiti guber: Even with $200bn I won’t step down for anybody, says Papoola


Laraba MUREY 
An aspirant for the Ekiti State governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ademola Popola, has given the indication that “he won’t step down for anybody,” even if he is lured with the sum of $200bn.According to Popola, “I started exactly 11 and half months ago. No aspirant has ever done that. If I am going to be the anointed candidate of the governor, I wouldn’t have started my campaign 11 and half month ago. I was almost six months in my campaign before I informed Governor Kayode Fayemi and Niyi Adebayo of my intention and they told me that I am more than qualified to be the Governor of Ekiti State and that I should go ahead and begin my work.“Since then I have never stopped. I am nobody’s anointed aspirant but I am someone’s candidate; the Almighty God! He is the one that anointed me and so I will be the next governor of Ekiti State by the grace of God.”He further explained that, “on whether I can step down for anybody, I told you Otunba Niyi Adebayo and some others, Governor Kayode have not called me once to tell me, ‘Demola step down.’ Never! He never! All he tells me is, ‘all I want is who will win the election for APC in Ekiti. I am not going to stop anybody. So the story of anointed, he has refuted so let us take it that way. So I am not anybody’s anointed and I will not step down for anybody. Not for $200 billion.”The aviator added that his ambition to become governor of Ekiti is born of passion while outlining areas where he will make improvements after taking over from the incumbent Governor  Kayode Fayemi such as transportation, education,agriculture and power. 

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