Exclusive! Buhari’s Political Adviser, Senator Ojudu sets to leave APC for AD, removes party logo from campaign billboards
From all indications, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu may not contest the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ojudu, who represented Ekiti Central Senatorial District from 2011 to 2015 is said to be considering contesting the election under the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
A close aide of the Senator told our reporter on Saturday that it was in consideration of his planned movement to AD that he removed APC logo from all his campaign billboards.
Our reporter, who was in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, also confirmed the removal of APC logo from Senator Ojudu’s billboards. The billboards mounted in the State capital do not have APC logo.
Unlike his posters that were pasted last year, which had APC logo, the billboards which were mounted in January do not have logo of any political party.
Ojudu, who is said to control the Action Group APC faction of the APC in Ekiti State had tried unsuccessfully to effect dissolution of the Chief Jide Awe led State Exco of the party.
The aide said Senator Ojudu was only being realistic politically.
“Oga knows that even if the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi does not contest eventually, there is no how anyone other than whoever he chooses to support will get the ticket.
“As it appears, there is no way Fayemi can ever support SBO (Senator Babafemi Ojudu) and this governorship election is one that he (Ojudu) must contest even if is to proof a point,” the aide said.