The Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appealed to the people of Ekiti Central Senatorial District to vote massively for Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele to enable him (Bamidele) work with him (Asiwaju) in Abuja in the next administration.
Bamidele who is currently the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters is seeking re-election to Senate under the platform of All Progressives Congress.
Speaking at the Palace of Ewi Ado in Ado- Ekiti during the Presidential campaign in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Friday.Tinubu said that he has so.much in confidence in the competence, loyalty and integrity of Senator Bamidele because he has been working with him since 1992.
Bamidele was Legislative aide to the the former governor of Lagos when the later was in the Senate in the botched third republic.
He explained that Senator Bamidele understands legislative business very t considering his training in the United States of America, adding that he paid Bamidele’s school fees while pursuing his Masters degree in Law.
Tinubu added that Senator Bamidele knows how to talk to him on issues pertaining to the development of Ekiti State, promising to give appointment to the person that is contesting against Bamidele.
He said, “Since 1992, Opeyemi Bamidele has been with me , the other person that is contesting for Ekiti Central Senatorial district is my son too.Both of them contesting for the position are my son’s, but am begging you for Opeyemi Bamidele because if there is anything to address, if you want to talk to me , Opeyemi knows how to talk to me , if Kabiyesi sent message , Opeyemi is the one that knows how to talk to me.
“The other person that is contesting against Opeyemi will be considered for appointment. Opeyemi schooled in America, he knows about legislative business .
” Am not forcing him (Opeyemi) on you , but am begging you that you should give me Opeyemi Bamidele to work with me in Abuja, the other contestant, I will give him appointment.”