Former Minister of Solid Minerals Development who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the Ekiti State governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, has picked a former chairman of Ado-Ekiti Local Government, Adebisi Egbeyemi, as his running mate.
It is gathered that the decision to have Mr Egbeyemi run with the governorship candidate, was reached by party leaders after several hours of meeting on Thursday night. Prior to the announcement of Mr. Egbeyemi as Fayemi’s running mate, several prominent names had been dropped.
Mr Egbeyemi, a native of Ado-Ekiti, was born on May 8, 1944 to the family of the late Egbeyemi Alade and late Madam Tinubu Egbeyemi. He attended the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, where he read Law between 1977 and 1980 and was called to bar in 1981 as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was appointed Commissioner under the regime of governor Niyi Adebayo of the Alliance For Democracy(AD).