Senator Babafemi Ojudu has discontinued his plans to run for the Ekiti State governorship election.
Ojudu opted out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary rescheduled for this Saturday after violence marred the exercise previously.
However Ojudu one of 33 aspirants for the APC primary withdrew from the race.
He stated that he would offer a “full story” for withdrawing from the race but made it clear that he still intends to serve the people of Ekiti.
Ojudu, who is adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, explained that he did not want to ride “on the blood of others to become governor” despite being desperate to rescue Ekiti people.
“I know many of you are surprised that we didn’t have a chance to debate our options as we have done on most issues since this journey began.
“A lot was and is still in play. In due course, you will hear and understand the full story.
“I came into this race to help in rescuing our state from poverty and years of poor administration. I did not come into this race to walk on the blood of others to become governor. I will never allow people to be maimed or killed just for a personal ambition. I am not desperate to be governor. I am desperate to rescue Ekiti people.
“I am walking away from the race but I am not walking away from serving the people. If they will not allow Law and order to reign, we will let them hear the voice of the people.
“We know where we are going, they’ve just made us take a detour. Please ignore the rumors out there. Very soon we will decide on our new course,” Ojudu said in a statement.
Ojudu said he will focus on continuing to “support Mr President in ensuring party reforms.”
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