22nd October, 2013
Dr. Olukayode John Fayemi
Governor of Ekiti State
Government House, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
RESIGNATION AS EKITI CAUCUS LEADER IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
I hereby resign, with immediate effect, my appointment as the Leader of Ekiti State caucus in the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This resignation has become a cogent and compelling step for me to take at this time to enable me pursue, by the special grace and uncommon favour of Almighty God, my aspiration to be Governor of Ekiti State by the year 2014 based on my personal conviction and in response to the popular demand and clarion call of well meaning Ekiti sons and daughters at home and in the Diaspora who believe that our dear state needs a critical intervention at this time so as not to become a failed state.
I can no longer tarry in responding to the yearnings and aspirations of the violated children, the deserted youth, the disillusioned women, the unfulfilled civil and public servants, the neglected artisans, the jobless and underemployed men as well as the heart broken elder Statesmen and frustrated founding fathers who genuinely desire to see the emergence of a rallying point (across political and ideological divides) that would herald in a new and united Ekiti State where our past glory will be brought back from sabbatical; where integrity and strength of character, which is the hallmark of Ekiti personality, will be celebrated yet again; and where job creation, food security, law and order, as well as infrastructure and human capital development with high premium on health and education will be of utmost priority as the minimum agenda for good governance in compliance with global best practice standard.
I want to sincerely thank the national and state leadership of the Action Congress of Nigeria (the party on which platform I was elected into the parliament) as well as the State Governor for the opportunity to serve in this capacity since the inauguration of the 7th session of the National Assembly in June 2011. I equally wish to express my personal gratitude to my colleague Hon. Members from Ekiti State, whom I have had the privilege of serving, for the cordial relationship we have all had. Surely, it is time for me to move on in pursuit of an aspiration meant to honour God in spite of all odds and provide unusual leadership at a most critical stage in the life of Ekiti State and her citizenry.
Thank you sir.
Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele.