Sunday, May 18, 2014 4:20 pm
Ado-Ekiti – Ahead of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti, Labour Party flag bearer, Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, said on Sunday that he was still contesting.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti that he was not considering stepping down for any other contender in the poll.
Bamidele said no amount of intimidation and attack would make him succumb to the wishes of those who he claimed saw him as a threat.
He said those spreading the information that he was no longer in the race were only jittery over his rising political profile.
Bamidele, who also said he had no working arrangement with any candidate, added:
“Contrary to insinuations in some quarters, I never held meetings with any individual or group where it was agreed that I would team up with a particular candidate.
“I have never regretted my actions or inactions and this governorship race will not be an exception.
“Before I venture into any project, I usually seek the face and direction of God and God has not told me to make a U-turn.”
He called on his supporters across the state to disregard such speculations, saying they were false and diversionary.
“What is paramount in my mind at the moment is to concentrate on my statewide campaign so as to sell the manifesto of our party to the electorate.
“I have the conviction that the Ekiti people who know my antecedents will make the right choice come June 21,” he said.