A former Ekiti State Deputy Governor , Prof . Kolapo Olusola , has announced his intention to contest in the 2022 governorship election in the state .
Olusola , who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 governorship election in the state , said he would retrieve his mandate in 2022 .
Speaking in his Ikere Ekiti country home, on Monday , Olusola alleged that “ federal might” foisted Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress on Ekiti people in 2018 .
Olusola said “ Ekiti people, based on their harrowing experience in the hands of the APC government , will defend their votes in 2022 . All hands will be on deck to prevent a repeat of the massive rigging that characterised the 2018 election .
“ By the grace of God , I have intimated our leaders of my intention to contest when the window of opportunity opens again . I will run on the records of the achievements of the last PDP government which I was part of, my experience in politics and my vision for Ekiti State .
“ You all knew what happened in 2018 , the Federal Government’ s security agencies came to intimidate us and they attacked virtually everyone . The then governor , Fayose , was attacked ; my family members and I were attacked . They created fear in the hearts of people. ”