By: Ade Adeleke
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming 2020 October 10 Ondo State governorship election, Mr Isaacs Kekemeke, has described those speculating that he is indirectly working for reelection of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as destroyers of his popular political brand.
The former Secretary to the State Government, explained that many political class were caught unaware by his political popularity in the state and beyond through “Leke-Leke Brand”.
Kekemeke who spoke with newsmen in Akure and obtained by SUNSHINETRUTH, said some unscrupulous politicians were shocked and attempting to ‘demarket’ his political brand with the allegation of working for Akeredolu.
The former State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice who is the pioneer Ondo State Chairman of the APC, described the report as not only unfounded but also mischievous.
Kekemeke said, “this is an authorless fiction by people who are shocked by the widespread acceptability of our brand. People who are not used to the kind of grassroots mobilisation we are engaged in resort to this disingenuous demarketing strategy.
“My antecedents tell the lie to the allegation. Without being immodest, I am too big to be anybody’s undercover agent. I am running a vigorous and visible campaign to become governor of Ondo State,” he said.
On his relationship with the Unity Forum of the APC, Kekemeke said he co-founded the group with a former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, so as to rally all ‘excluded’ party faithful in the state in order to draw the attention of the APC national leadership to the condition of the party in the state.
The Pioneer Board Chairman of the National Examination Council (NECO) added, “at that time, Governor Akeredolu hadn’t done two years and governorship ambitions hadn’t incubated. The Unity Forum was to serve as an anti-Akeredolu pressure group to sensitise our party leaders.
“When it was gradually turning to a clearing and forwarding house, I thought it was time to leave. Without prejudice to the right of an individual or group of individuals to endorse an aspirant/candidate of their choice, it has always been my firm view that the right of party members must not be hijacked under any guise,” Kekemeke opined.
LEKELEKE CONDOLES OLUSOLA OKE
The Lekeleke Campaign movement has commiserated with Chief Olusola Oke (SAN) on the death of his mother Mrs Mariam Oke who passed on to glory on Wednesday 21st May 2020.
While expressing his condolences on behalf of the movement to Oke family, leader of the movement, Hon. D.I. Kekemeke made reference to the Holy Bible in Ecclesiastics chapter 3, that for everything under the sun there is a time and season; a time to be born and a time to die.
The movement was full of praise for the life lived by mama Mariam Oke.
D.I. Kekemeke opined that for a woman to have lived for 91 years in this part of the world is surely a great favor from the Lord Almighty.
He therefore enjoined Chief Oke, his siblings and the entire Oke family to take solace in the good life that Mama lived on earth.
Kekemeke assured them that the movement is with them at this critical time and hoped to be part of the celebration of life of our mama.