Bamidele: I will not take an unopposed ticket for granted

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Opeyemi Bamidele, says he will not disregard the decision of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State to return him to the Senate through an unopposed party ticket for granted.

Senator Bamidele, in a statement yesterday by his media office pledged to do everything possible to ensure that the party emerged victorious in the coming June 18 governorship election.

He made the statement after he was screened by the APC Senatorial Screening Panel in Abuja.

Commenting on his unopposed aspiration, he said: “I do not take it for granted that I am being returned unopposed as the standard-bearer of our party in the 2023 Ekiti Central senatorial election.

“It means so much to me. I’m grateful to the leadership of APC in Ekiti State and grateful to the leadership of the party at the national level. I am also grateful to the people of Ekiti Central Senatorial District for this honor. I don’t take it for granted at all.

“That no one is running against me in this race for the ticket of the party is an endorsement of my humble efforts in ensuring effective representation in the Senate in the last three years. It is also an acknowledgment by the leadership of the party and members of the party that I can be entrusted with the position of an elected representative of the people and one of the leaders of our people in this tough time.”

Bamidele, who is also the chairman of the Southern Senators Forum of the 9th Assembly, hailed the Screening Committee for proper organization and conduct of the screening process.

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