Following his victory at the recent Ekiti state governorship election, the governor-elect, John Kayode Fayemi, has revealed his mission for returning to power, adding that he has some developmental tasks to carry out.
John Kayode Fayemi, the governor-elect of Ekiti state has revealed why the people chose him and brought him back into power.
In an interview with Channels Television, Fayemi made known his mission in his return to the governorship seat, adding that he had some "unfinished business" in the Ekiti government house.
He also said that the election victory means so much, not only to him but also to the people of Ekiti state. Fayemi said: “This victory means, at the Ekiti State level, a determination by our people to really have governance on a serious level back in Ekiti State. That’s why the people have shown fate, by returning us to power.
“On a national level, this victory means that the propaganda out there about our party (APC) being a party of trialists and people who are just interested in a section of the country is not selling to ordinary Nigerian.”
Shedding light on what he meant by ‘unfinished business’, Fayemi said his return as the governor of Ekiti is to continue developmental projects in the state. He stated: “I already explained that there is unfinished business. The clock of progress and development in Ekiti stopped in October 2014.
"My coming back is to restart the clock and get it back to the developmental trajectory. What we have witnessed in Ekiti in the last four years is arrested development.
“When I say reclaiming the land, it is not just about the physical reclamation of any land, it is about the reclamation and restoration of the values of our people.
“It is a return to decency, decorum and dignity. A return to a sense of self-worth and self-respect. A return to respect for our elders and traditional institution. It is a return to seriousness in government.”
Responding to questions on his position to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s disagreement to the election outcome and threat to challenge his victory in court, Fayemi said he is not afraid of tribunals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had congratulated Fayemi, the party’s candidate, on his election as the governor of Ekiti state.
In a statement signed by the party’s national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, APC noted that Dr. Fayemi ran an effective and positive campaign focused on his agenda of rebuilding the economy of the state and returning its lost values of integrity, prudence and decency.
The APC also commends the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, local and international observers, as well as other stakeholders, for their admirable role in making the Ekiti gubernatorial election one in which the people’s will had prevailed.
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