Ekiti APC Governorship: Kayode Fayemi, Picks 74-year-old As Running Mate

The now-former Minister of Mines and Steel development and APC governorship candidate in Ekiti state, Mr Kayode Fayemi, has picked 74-year-old Adebisi Egbeyemi (pictured), former chairman of Ado-Ekiti local government area, as his running mate in the July 14th state governorship election.

Fayemi made the announcement in a statement released by his campaign office. The statement reads in part

“After a long search for the candidate, Egbeyemi was picked as the candidate this evening after party leaders met for long hours to consider who is best suited to pair with former governor and immediate past minister of mines an steel development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to fly the party’s flag in the governorship contest,”.

Egbeyemi attended the then University of Ife to study law between 1977 and 1980 and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1981. He was a youth leader of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) between 1979 and 1983, a member of the Ondo state house of assembly in 1983, and was chairman of Ado-Ekiti local government between 1991 and 1993. He also served as the state’s commissioner for justice and attorney-general between 2002 and 2003.