- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state calls on the international community to monitor Ekiti state in regards to the forthcoming 2018 Ekiti governorship election
- Fayose slams the representatives of Ekiti state at the federal level for doing nothing for the state two years into the APC administration
- The governor assures the people that he will leave no stone unturned to make Ekiti a better place for all
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has boasted that he would defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) again in the coming Ekiti 2018 gubernatorial election.
Fayose made the statement on Wednesday, June 21, when addressing thousands of supporters after declaring open the situation office for the 2018 election.
The governor urged the people to shame those who claimed that the June 21, 2014 was rigged by giving them another resounding defeat in 2018 and 2019.
“Today, I am here to appreciate all of you and remind you that they said that the 16-0 of 2014 of was photochromic and later militarized election. This time, they are the owners of INEC, Army, Police, Civil Defense, DSS and others; we should make it expressly clear that despite these machineries in their hands, we can defeat them like we did in 2014, if not more,” he said.
Fayose called on the international community to monitor Ekiti state before, during and after the 2018 governorship election to ensure that the election is free and fair.
The governor slammed the representatives of Ekiti state at the federal level, saying they had not done anything for the state two years into the APC administration
“We have a representative in the federal executive council and we have someone who is working with the Acting President. But they are self-seekers who do not believe in the Ekiti project. They were the people, who during their four years reign here plunged our state into debt and destroyed the economy of the State. They made our State to be indebted till year 2036 by their maladministration.
"Two Years in office, they cannot point to a single benefit derived from their government by Ekiti State.
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“We are therefore saying never again to these looters, financial devourers and enemies of our State who only believe in themselves and not in the progress of our State.” Fayose said.
The governor assured the Ekiti people that he will leave no stone unturned to make Ekiti a better place for all.
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Meanwhile, the Ekiti state chapter of the APC has attacked Governor Ayodele Fayose after the latter declared his ambition to take over presidency seat in 2019.
The party insisted that Fayose's government is fraudulent and that he would dupe the people of his state by spending public money on his election. The party also accused him of lying about how much he got from the first tranche of Paris Club refund which are given out to governors to offset salaries they owe workers.
Reacting to Fayose's declaration, APC in a statement by its publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said it was now clear why Fayose put the state into N42b debts to pay salary, allowances, pensions and gratuity, including severance package of former political office holders.
He said Fayose allegedly diverted the money to projects that had no bearing to the welfare of Ekiti people.
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