Sunday, July 30, 2017

Journalist Declares Intention To Run Ekiti Guber Race

Mr Atoye Ariyo-Dare, a former Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Pro-Democracy Activist, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election in Ekiti in 2018.

Ariyo-Dare, who claimed to be member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made his intention known on Saturday at an interactive session with journalists in Ado-Ekiti.

The 36-year-old governorship hopeful, who was a Correspondent of NAN in Abeokuta, tagged his political ambition: “The Next Phase of Ekiti and The Cost of Vote Campaign.”

He promised to uplift the standard of education and revolutionise agriculture for the development of the state, if elected as the next governor of the Fountain of Knowledge.


Ariyo-Dare said that his coming to the race was borne out of the desire to give a purposeful leadership that would project the knowledge potential of the state to the international world.

“I am ready to toil, sweat and offer everything, including paying the supreme sacrifice, for our land to succeed.

“Genuine leadership is sacrifice and that is the only thing I have come to offer.

“We must strive to be part of the World, at the cutting edge in advanced developmental education and hi-tech farming.

“We must transform our farming from just being a producer of raw materials to being a manufacturer of finished goods.

“Ekiti must provide leadership to unlock the massive potential in Nigeria, because the era of depending on oil revenue is fast fading off,” the pro-democracy activist said.

He described himself as a “Political Missionary and a Reformist’’ with fresh ideas to lead the state to development.

“The next phase of Ekiti is where our decades of toiling for education and investment in knowledge will translate into concrete development driven by sacrifice and limitless possibilities.

“If knowledge had worked for the Americans, the Europeans, the Indians, the Chinese and even the Asian Tigers, knowledge can work for us to transform Ekiti State through the ingenuity of exceptional ideas. “Nigeria is waiting on Ekiti State to give a firm direction to this nation on how to use knowledge and education to drive innovation and developments.

“The future is no more in oil, we must lead our country in creating alternatives,” he said.

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