Akinloye Ayegbusi, governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, for the July 14 election in Ekiti State, has chosen an accountant and a career public administrator, Mrs Mary Yemisi Adefolalu as his running mate.
Adefolalu, a retired civil servant, who hails from Ilawe-Ekiti in the southern senatorial district, is described as a grassroot politician.
In a statement by the director general of Akinloye Ayegbusi Campaign Organisation, Yemi Akinbode, Adefolalu’s choice is premised on the fact that she will bring her premium experience in civil administration and public accounts to the fore in governing the state.
“The choice of Mary Adefolalu is very accurate; this is a woman that has devoted much of her time into the development of her people.
“She is a grassroots politician and a passionate Ekiti person who believes that our society can be better than the way we are having it with the current government.
“And with her coming on board, we believe we are building a very formidable team which is set to take over from the current government to take Ekiti beyond this ignoble state and build an Ekiti that everyone will be proud of,” he stated.
Similarly, the Action Democratic Party (ADP), has announced that Hon. Anthonia Omonusi will run with its governorship candidate, Otunba Segun Adewale.
Omonusi, who hails from Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government has both public and private sectors experience.
The 42-year-old worked briefly at Omega Bank Plc, now Keystone Bank in 2002 and served in the Local Government Service Commission in 2010.
Omonusi was the Caretaker Chairperson of Ekiti East Local Government in 2012.
She also served as the Caretaker Secretary to Ekiti East Local Government in 2013, after which she joined the public service as a Special Assistant to Ekiti Governor on Community Development in 2014.
Omonusi was a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), before she joined ADP with supporters across Ekiti State.