Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi. Twitter

Former Governor of Abia State Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has hailed the emergence of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming Ekiti State guber polls.

The chieftain of the APC made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

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He also vowed to support the Minister of Mines and Steel Development to enable him sweep off “wasted years of misgovernance in Ekiti state.”

Kalu wrote: “I was overwhelmed with joy at the emergence of Dr. Fayemi as our (APC) flagbearer for the Ekiti state gubernatorial election slated July 4th, 2018.

“His victory was a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire APC and I pledge my unflinching support to him as he’s poised to sweep off the wasted years of mis-governance in the State.

“I also encourage him to reach out and unite with other contestants so that their strength(s) can be harnessed in unison for the overall victory of the party.”