The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) has announced its intention to declare support for one of the candidates in the Ekiti governorship election.
NIM leadership made up of the co-chairmen, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, Dr Tafawa Balewa and the NIM DG Comrade Olawale Okuniyi among other members of the national steering committee will be in Ado Ekiti on Thursday to make the declaration.
On Wednesday, the movement in a Town Hall Meeting in Ado Ekiti Chaired by Prof Anthony Kila, a member of the National Steering Committee and the State Coordinator Mr Moses Jolayemi revealed that it was going to give its members in Ekiti an indication of vote.
The State Coordinator announced that the committee headed by Prof Anthony Kila had presented its findings and recommendations and the movement now had a clear idea of who to endorse.
Prof Kila confirmed that the movement had engaged candidates from various parties with the cardinal points of NIM and the candidate that the movement will announce is the one that the committee found to be the most aligned with the cardinal points of NIM.
The state coordinator Moses Jolayemi noted that the over 100,000 NIM members and supporters in the 16 Local Government areas of Ekiti were waiting to know which candidate’s programmes and philosophies best encapsulate the desires and aspirations of the people of the state.
Speaking further, Kila noted that the process of identifying the right candidate to support after due process is in line with NIM’s objectives of identifying and promoting the right people for office in Nigeria.
He said: “We cannot continue the way we are doing things in this country. We are looking for people with real desire and ability to serve and not just to be served.
“Starting from Ekiti and then to the whole of Nigeria, NIM is going to help citizens employ the right office holders in all spheres of government, so it is safe to say we are going to employ the next governor for Ekiti and that we see such Governor as a CEO.”
“Our choice has nothing to do with partisan affiliation but strictly on merit of the individual candidate” he concluded.