Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, a former House of Representatives member, has returned to Nigeria from the United States where he went for medical treatment following gunshot wounds he sustained during the campaign for the Ekiti State governorship election.
The former commissioner in Lagos State, who expressed his gratitude to God for sparing his life, after he was hit by a stray bullet during the build up to the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti, was received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 3pm on Thursday.
He said he was happy about the victory of the Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, whom he campaigned for, adding that Ekiti people would have a better deal under his leadership.
“I am happy to be back home, and I want to express gratitude to God and my family, friends and associates that have shown love to me during the period of my trial after the unfortunate incident.
“I am very grateful to the people of Nigeria and Lagos State for the love they have shown, even the sons and daughters of Ekiti State, they have all been wonderful.
“What is important today is to give glory to God, and to thank all the people that God used to pay for my hospital bills, to fly me out of Nigeria, visit me in London and the United States and to ensure that I got the best rest and treatment.” he said.
He also took time to thank his political associates, friends and associates who paid for and facilitated his trip for treatment abroad.
On the outcome of the Ekiti election, Bamidele said he continued to campaign for Fayemi on his sick bed.