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Ekiti 2026: Second term least of my worries, Oyebanji

Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, said that 2026 governorship election in the state is the least of his worries.

The governor made the comment on Saturday at the grand finale of the 2024 Week of Prayer organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria in conjunction with the Ekiti State Government, held at Jibowu Hall, Government House, in Ado Ekiti.

He stated that he would not get distracted by underhand political schemings ahead of the 2026 governorship race in the state, describing the idea of a second term as the least of his worries for now.

He said, “They said some people have started holding meetings, I am not bothered by this. For now, 2026 is the least of my worries. What I am really bothered about is leading Ekiti to prosperity, and allowing God to guide us.”

“I have made a covenant that there won’t be tolerance for corruption, dishonesty, and disobedience to orders, so I won’t allow second-term ambition to distract me. Human beings can play politics, but God is the master politician. He knows how to take care of everything”.

He revealed that his prayer and faith in God have made governance an easy task for him, not brilliance, exposure, or any other factor.

The Governor also said work on the 1.2 kilometres flyover to be constructed between Okeyinmi and Ijigbo roundabouts in Ado Ekiti would commence early in the year to help decongest the business district and give the state capital Ekiti a facelift.

At the intercessional programme, prayers were offered for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the success of his economic policies and programmes as well as for the security and progress of the country. The Biodun Oyebanji administration was also rededicated to God for guidance and leadership.

Addressing the congregation at the event, which was a follow-up to the maiden edition held on January 14, 2023, the governor said news had been filtering in that some politicians had started holding nocturnal meetings ahead of the 2026 governorship election, saying he won’t allow this to derail his focus in the interest of Ekiti citizens.

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