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Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Maxymilliano(m): 11:20am On Jun 23
The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress in Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election, Wole Oluyede, on Wednesday expressed regret for joining politics, following the turn of events in the poll.

Oluyede, an Australia-based medical doctor, who said he had lost hope in the electoral process in Ekiti State, said, “I am not going to run again because I think any contest now is for the highest bidder and I won’t waste my time and energy”.

The ADC candidate, who came fourth in the election, said that he deliberately refused to buy votes in Saturday’s election, adding, “l have lost hope in the entire process in the state, it is a tragedy. I didn’t buy votes of Ekiti people deliberately.

I can’t use my hard-earned resources to run around talking to people on why I should be elected and I will still need to buy people, security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission. It appears politics here does not mean the best will emerge.” he said.

Oluyede said he would not challenge in court the outcome of the election which he said was highly monetised, saying such would amount to time wasting as he alleged that the entire election process including the electoral umpire and security agencies were hijacked by vote-buyers thus making it easy to induce voters without any hindrance.

He said, “Ekiti people have chosen the leader they want by collecting money to vote and they should not complain of lacking basic and social amenities in the future. The problem Ekiti has now is that the people are poor and that was why they could buy their conscience. That was what All Progressives Congress used in gaining the heart of many people.

More worrisome is the fact that the people do not want a solution to the problem of poverty. That was why even when we came with an agenda to address the poverty confronting them, they still expected us to buy their votes before we could help them. The winner is not the best, but he is the one the people deserved.

It was consensual. Nobody can say that the inducement was forced on them. Personally, I have learned a new lesson about Ekiti. If I had known, I would not have become a politician, much more contest for election.”

Oluyede, who denied insinuations that APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, bankrolled his campaign, said, “I have not seen Tinubu since 2018. I ran my political activities with my hard earned fund. I was part of the South West Agenda for Tinubu 2023 team that supported his emergence as APC presidential candidate. I gave financial support to SWAGA”.

However, APC governorship candidate and governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji, had exonerated himself and APC from vote-buying, saying victory in the election was based on people’s trust for the party following his manifesto and Governor Kayode Fayemi’s impressive performance in office.


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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Imortal001(m): 11:22am On Jun 23
Good for you! If you are not dirty, you cant play naija politics.

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Maxymilliano(m): 11:24am On Jun 23
Personally, I have learned a new lesson about Ekiti. If I had known, I would not have become a politician, much more contest for election.”
Dem don run this one street grin

Naija politics not for the morally uprights ...

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Golan007: 11:27am On Jun 23
Sore loser.

Only when you win is it fair.

How many votes did you get in total?

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Thinkam: 11:29am On Jun 23
Like I always say only a delusional fool, believes Nigerians want good leaders...


That's why I strongly believe Peter Obi will fail, I hope he wise up and drop out.

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by RainValley: 11:32am On Jun 23
Udhd
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Lurdmax10: 11:33am On Jun 23
It's rather unfortunate the current system cannot produce the best.

Maybe he would've been the best governor of Ekiti state, who knows

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by NoToTerrorists: 11:33am On Jun 23
God is Here.

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by chloride6: 11:33am On Jun 23
grin
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Felixalex(m): 11:33am On Jun 23
Your money don finish??

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by tommy589(m): 11:34am On Jun 23
Beggars are not choosers. Our people did not choose to be like this, but what choice do they have in the face of hunger
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Evergreen4(m): 11:34am On Jun 23
Them don chop this wan money.

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by zedegit: 11:34am On Jun 23
cheesy
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Kingzeez10: 11:34am On Jun 23
He sound pained tho

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Cmanforall: 11:34am On Jun 23
Sorry

From experience, when you lose election, you'll also lose so much money


He can now see

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by IPIGSRHYPO: 11:34am On Jun 23
LOL
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Democracy1998: 11:35am On Jun 23
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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by NOETHNICITY(m): 11:35am On Jun 23
I hope this wouldn't be the lamentations of obi.
Personally I want him to run come 2027

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by lifenija: 11:36am On Jun 23
Golan007:
Sore loser.

Only when you win is it fair.

How many votes did you get in total?

Type with sense.
Obviously u don't know the mean of sore loser.
Someone is talking bout whats happening u typing like a fool

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by 12345baba(m): 11:36am On Jun 23
We are loosing the good ones

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Tonnierichy(m): 11:36am On Jun 23
Nigerians are Nigeria's problem. Nigerians are the ones becoming leaders. If we want Nigeria to be good again, then we have to change our orientation and mentality as a people. The leader you see there today was a typical Nigerian some years ago. No way in hell he'll get there and suddenly start doing the right thing.

Now how do you think we'll change as a people? Who will make us change? Will the West who don't care about us come here and reorientate us? If you can't find answers to all the above questions, know then that this country no get future.

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Etinosa1234: 11:36am On Jun 23
Be like na now alarm reach this one side

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by ZKOSOSO(m): 11:36am On Jun 23
You don hear am
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by phelps007: 11:36am On Jun 23
I hope they have not finished collecting all your money before you realise this...sorry oh

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Barims(m): 11:37am On Jun 23
Yes of course you should regret it when you foolishly apply for loan and stake it on governorship race under the odds of ADC no be mumu be that angry angry

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Obidient4life: 11:37am On Jun 23
Join Labour and be free!
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Holluwhakemmy(f): 11:37am On Jun 23
Politics in Nigeria is for the rugged and it is a dirty game
Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by chukwuibuipob: 11:37am On Jun 23
grin dem Don collected baba money/scam him join

Dem give am facecap grin grin

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Re: Wole Oluyede: I Regret Joining Politics, Won’t Contest Again by Aflick: 11:37am On Jun 23
Politics is not for the faint of heart

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