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Transformative leadershipll earn governor another term  (22/04/2014) Ill continue to do development with the people, says Fayemi  (22/04/2014)
I initiated social security scheme for the elderly, says Fayose  (22/04/2014) I wasnt bribed to support Fayose  (22/04/2014)
Residents root for Ekiti governor  (22/04/2014) NOA urges candidates not to kill to be governor  (22/04/2014)
Group accuses APC of preparing for war  (22/04/2014) Ekiti Governors wife receives defectors into APC  (22/04/2014)

Fayemi will be re-elected for second term   Back To Top

From: Punch      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

by Ade Adesomoju

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, says the governor will be re-elected by the people of the state on the account of his achievement in his first term.

Oyebode said this at a forum in Ido-Ile Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Monday.

He said the people of the state recognised Fayemis good work and knew how to give appropriate reward.

Fayemi, according to him, has been tested and has proved that he is a highly focused, dynamic and compassionate leader who has a genuine plan for the state and its people and a roadmap to achieving it.

Oyebode said, Governor Kayode Fayemi will be re-elected for a second term in the June 21 governorship election in the state based on his record of achievements and transformative leadership style that has impacted positively on the people of the state.

He said Fayemi remained the only candidate with a clear vision for the state and its people in the next four years.

He said, I am yet to see other aspirants say precisely what they intend to do for the state, or how they intend to better the education or health sector. So, it shows they just want power for their self-serving sake.

Sometimes you laugh and cry when you hear some aspirants discuss their vision for the state. The other time one of them, while discussing his educational plan, said he would change the name of the state university.

Another said he would not take salary. I tell you Ekiti people have moved beyond this mundane and childish promises. Now is the time to tell the people what you will do to improve the education or tourism sector or else you have no business canvassing for their votes.

He said Fayemi had raised the bar of governance in the state, adding that the Ekiti people, having tasted massive development by an accountable and compassionate administration, were not prepared to go back to the era of brigandage that once characterised the state.

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PDP guber aspirant declares support for Fayose   Back To Top

From: Daily Trust      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Written by Doyin Adebusuyi, Ado Ekiti

One of the aggrieved gubernatorial aspirants in Ekiti State, Abiodun Aluko, yesterday declared support for the candidature of Mr. Ayo Fayose.

Aluko, a deputy governor during Fayoses regime, said he was not bribed to declare support for the former governor, but that his support was borne out of his own volition as a loyal party man and the enormous respect he has for President Goodluck Jonathan, whom he said had pacified the aspirants.
Aluko, who said this in Ikere Ekiti yesterday during a rally he organized to drum support for Fayose, said: What I did was to show that I am a loyal party man. I am too politically conscious to know that it is better to be in the PDP, a party that controls the centre and that can be of advantage to the state and my supporters than to defect to APC.
He said though he was initially opposed to the candidature of his former boss, he decided to put behind him whatever misgiving he had about the primaries that produced the former governor due to what he called his immense love for the PDP.
He urged all his supporters across the state to work assiduously for the victory of the PDP at the poll, assuring that their interests will be protected.

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Transformative leadershipll earn governor another term   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

kiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi will be re-elected for a second term in the June 21 governorship election, based on his transformative leadership, his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Olayinka Oyebode, said yesterday at a forum in Ido-Ile.

He said Ekiti people recognise and appreciate good work as well as good leaders and know how to give appropriate reward.

According to the CPS, Fayemi has improved the quality of lives of the people and the various communities in the last three and a half years through innovation and prudent management of the resources of the state.

According to him, while other aspirants would be labouring to convince the electorate on their ability, Fayemis record of achievements in education and human capital development, health care delivery, youth, women and community empowerment, gender empowerment, tourism development, modernised agriculture and the social security scheme would speak for him.

Describing other aspirants as pretenders, Oyebode said Fayemi raised the bar of governance, adding that the Ekiti people, having tasted massive development by an accountable and compassionate administration are not prepared to go back to the era of brigandage that characterised the state between 2003 and 2010.

He said: Governor Fayemi knows where Ekiti should be in the next four years and has the roadmap and the ability to take the state and the people there. This is difference from other aspirants many of whom have no clear cut agenda. Till date, he remains the only one who has a clear vision of what he wants to do for the state and its people in the next four years.

Sometimes you laugh and cry when you hear some aspirants discuss their vision for the state. The other time one of them was discussing his educational plan, said he would change the name of the state university. Another said he would not take salary. I tell you Ekiti people have moved beyond these mundane and childish promises. Now is the time to tell the people what and what you would do to improve the education or tourism sector or else you have no business canvassing for their votes.

On the gale of violence in the state, Oyebode said the trend was a deliberate attempt by one of the candidates to hide his inadequacies.

On the allegation by the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele that majority of the members of the state executive council are on his side, Oyebode said the allegation was not only puerile, but stood logic on the head.

I can tell you the entire members of the state executive council are solidly behind Governor Fayemi, because they are part and parcel of the administration and the re-election campaign. And you see them with him at every rally and also playing leading roles in the house-to-house campaign, he said.

On claims by Fayose that he was instrumental to Fayemis emergence as governor, Oyebode said that was another lie taken too far in the former governors desperate bid to seek relevance.

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Ill continue to do development with the people, says Fayemi   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has promised that he will always involve people in the states development.

The governor spoke at the weekend in Isan-Ekiti during his quarterly meeting with representatives of Community Development Associations (CDAs) across the state for a review of ongoing projects being implemented across communities through the grant-in-aids programme.

Fayemi said the Community Self Help Projects programme was a fulfilment of his promise not to do development for the people, but to do development with the people.

The various CDAs were represented at the meeting by their chairmen and secretaries.

Fayemi said the programme was already actualising its set goals even as some communities have completed their projects while others are at advanced completion stages.

Said he: It is a quarterly meeting of community representatives in the 132 communities and farmsteads. We have projects almost dotting all communities. Some have been completed, some are half-way through, some are three quarter finished and we have milestone payment for them and some are due for second tranche payment.

The monarchs in each community show appreciation for the self-help projects. They chose the project, the contractor, the carpenter and plumber. The jobs are done in such a way that grows the local economy and help those who have skills in artisanship in the communities, he said.

The governor stressed the need for the community leaders to ensure peace in their various communities even as the State prepares for the June 21 governorship election.

According to him, while every citizen had a right to belong to an association of his choice, the leaders should ensure the political parties and their members in the communities conduct affairs in accordance with the law.

The CDAs lauded Fayemi for introducing the grant-in-aid programme, which has enabled them revive and complete many projects which the communities have abandoned for lack of funds.

The Commissioner for Rural Development and Community Empowerment, Folorunso Olabode, said the meeting became necessary to get feedback on the self-help projects even as the government merely provides the funds and monitors the execution of the projects.

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I initiated social security scheme for the elderly, says Fayose   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

APC: hes lying to win cheap favour

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has said he started the social security scheme for the elderly people in the state during his tenure as governor.

Fayose spoke at the weekend while on campaign tour of wards in Ayegbaju and Oye Ekiti.

It is not true that Fayemi started the monthly payment for the elderly in the state, he said.

On the train with Fayose were Senator Ayo Arise, Dr Jimi Oke, Hon Duro Faseyi, Senator Clement Awoyelu and others.

He urged the electorate to vote for him in the June 21 election to enable him continue the progrmme, adding: I will improve upon the existing programme as being implemented by Fayemi and bring life to more people in the state.

But, the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, Mr. Segun Dipe, said Fayose did not initiate the scheme.

He said: No one in this state knew what our elders now know as Owo Arugbo (Money for the elderly or social security scheme) programme until Fayemi came with it over three years ago.

Fayose said N2,000 was given to elderly individuals as allowance every month from 2003-2006 apart from special package for the widows.

He said: Though, I dont want to engage in any controversy with anybody over any issue, the records are there for anybody to see. I started the social security scheme for the elderly in this state at the various local governments.

Elderly people were then given the sum of N2,000 on monthly basis and the widows were equally taken care of, aside the fact that l pay salary to workers, including teachers, on 20th of every month. Given another opportunity, I will improve on this.

Fayose said God has ordained him to return to power on October 15. The former governor urged his supporters to get their voter cards and embark on a house-to-house campaign.

Dipe said Fayose lied on the spirit of both the living and the dead by claiming to have given the elderly people social security benefits, noting that all the programmes of the former governor were half hearted and poorly implemented.

He said: Fayose has again resorted to lying to win cheap favour. Let us ask him (Fayose) where exactly he implemented his social security scheme and for what category or class of people.

The monarch of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju, urged Fayose to ensure peaceful and violence-free election.

Ademolaju said: It is the view of we traditional rulers in this state that we want election devoid of acrimony. Fayose has said he does not want violence. To you his followers, please do according to his wish; dont create unnecessary tension.

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I wasnt bribed to support Fayose   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

Former Ekiti State Deputy Governor Abiodun Aluko has said none of the 13 aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants was induced to support the candidacy of the ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Aluko said he decided of his own volition to support Fayose being a loyal member of the party and the enormous respect he had for President Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking yesterday at a rally he organised to drum support for Fayose, Aluko said neither the party nor the Presidency offered him money for supporting Fayose.

He noted: What I did was to show that I am a loyal party man. I am too politically conscious to know that it is better to be in the PDP, a party that controls the centre and that can be of advantage to the state and my supporters than to defect to APC.

He explained that while he was earlier opposed to Fayoses candidacy, the thought of a greater need to strengthen the party at the state made him set aside all misgivings about the party primaries.

Urging all his supporters to rally round the PDP candidate for the victory of the PDP at the June 21 election, Aluko assured them that their interests will be well and adequately protected.

He said: I have no choice than to work for the success of the PDP in the election. I have to work with former Governor Ayodele Fayose to win the election.

As a loyal party man, I dont have to believe that the whole house must collapse because I didnt get the ticket. I was not desperate for it and whatever grievances I had had been put to rest.

Fayose praised Aluko for what he described as uncommon show of sportsmanship and statesmanship, promising that I would offer leadership that would represent all interests in our great party if elected governor again in this coming election.

The former governor berated Governor Kayode Fayemi for what he called dwindling fortunes of education in the state.

According to him, the state now ranked 35th in public examinations in the country as against the 6th during his time.

Said he: How did Ekiti lose education this much? Why are the teachers being asked to do exam when there are other ways to motivate them?

My 11 years out of power has made me better experienced, responsible and responsive. I will employ people, even if for social reasons. This coming election, PDP must win. Teachers, workers, civil servants, they are all crying Fayose.

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Residents root for Ekiti governor   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

Residents of communities in Ekiti State are praying for the success of Governor Kayode Fayemi in the governorship election.

Speaking in Iro-Ekiti, a resident, Madam Rachael Ayantunde said the governor has done a lot to make her happy, adding: I can point to three things which he has done for me. One is that since the death of Saliu Adeoti, he has been feeding me and when they brought the Owo Arugbo (money for the elderly Social Seciurity stipend), they have been giving me; he has supported me to complete my house which you can see there. Generally, he has assisted us with our palace project. They will soon finish the palace.

Mama Alice Akanni, a resident of Osun-Ekiti, thanked the governor for his programmes.

Another beneficiary of the social security scheme, Baba Afolayan Awogbami, said Owo Arugbo is reason why many elders in the town has not died, noting: So many of our people would have died without the money. Fayemi, you are a child to us and we are praying for you. Whoever plans evil for you shall reap evil as profit. You will win this election and continue to win in life.

Madam Akanni, 60, explained that although she was not receiving the N5000 monthly stipend for elders, she was impressed. What I have seen about him (Fayemi) is too much. Since I came to this world and living in this state, I have never seen a government like Fayemis. I can say so many things. He has been assisting the people, she said.

She spoke further: That money you are seeing is doing a lot for our people here. Before, very elderly people would go to the farm, gather firewood and beg people to buy from them before they could feed. When they were not doing that, they would go about begging for food. In this town I know about forty people who are taking that money.

She also offered prayers: Fayemi has been assisting the people, the heavens will win this election for him too. As he has been fighting poverty among the people, the Holy Lord will fight on his behalf. His enemies will not overcome him. And when he wins, even his enemies will see his good works and rejoice with him.

85 year old Alice Ogunbiyi, clarified that she does not wait for his children to send money for her to feed again. I have money now. Fayemi would bring more money even before I finish one.

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NOA urges candidates not to kill to be governor   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

The Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omeri, has urged governorship candidates in Ekiti State not to engage in killings to realise their ambition.

Omeri urged religious leaders to join the campaign for mutual tolerance and peaceful co-existence across party divides.

Speaking at a stakeholders forum organised by the Agency in Oye-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the state at the weekend, Omeri also noted the traditional rulers equally have a role to play in ensuroing peace before and during the polls.

He said: All of us are members of this same community and whatever harms one person harms another person. The conduct of a free, fair and credible election is the responsibility of all. Particularly, the religious leaders and traditional rulers must sensitise their subjects on evils that are associated with electoral violence.

The youth and women groups also must be alive to their responsibilities. They should ensure that the young people are not recruited by politicians as thugs to destabilise the system.

The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Halilu Pai, said the commission would be transparent and neutral.

Pai said: We dont have a favourite. Our commission is the umpire and we will ensure that we do what is right so that the outcome of the election will be acceptable to all stakeholders.

The Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers in the State, Oba Adamo

Babalola, urged the people to participate fully and actively in the electoral process and elect a leader that would bring development to the state.

Oba Babalola, the Onitaji (Monarch) of Itaji Ekiti, appealed to all external forces not to meddle in party affairs in the state, noting External forces should steer clear and allow Ekiti people to decide their leader.

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Group accuses APC of preparing for war   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Our Reporter in News

The Save Ekiti Coalition (SEC) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State of preparing for war in the June 21 governorship election.

The group was reacting to Governor Kayode Fayemis criticism of Vice-President Namadi Sambos statement that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was going to war in Ekiti and Osun states.

It described Fayemis media attack on Sambo as hypocritical and deceitful, added that it was the height of deceit for anyone to say that Ekiti State under Fayemi and his APC is at peace.

In a statement yesterday by its Convener, Mr Lere Olayinka, the SEC said: The Vice President has assured that the principle of one man one vote, and transparent election would be observed in the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections.

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Ekiti Governors wife receives defectors into APC   Back To Top

From: The Nation      Published on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Posted by: Our Reporter in News

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has said the rural areas and farmsteads will feel more government attention.

She spoke during her visit to Ejiko and Aba Igbira in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, as well as Asaride Farm, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area in continuation of her empowerment visits to the farmsteads, at the weekend.

The governors wife has visited 15 farmsteads located in Ekiti Southwest, Ijero, Oye, Ilejemeje, Moba, Irepodun/Ifelodun and Ido/Osi local government areas.

At each stop, she gave out gallons of kerosene, treated mosquito nets, cooking stoves, garri and palm oil processing machines, and other empowerment materials.

She received defectors at Ejiko.

Mrs Fayemi said: I congratulate all of you for dumping darkness and coming into light. This is the party that has good plans for citizens, irrespective of age, social class, religion or ethnicity.

Let me use this opportunity to admonish foundation members of the APC not to discriminate against the newcomers. Once you team up with our party, you have equal rights and opportunities.

I want to task the defectors to go back to their former parties and woo more members for the APC. Go and tell them to also jettison darkness for light. The more the merrier.

Erelu Fayemi later distributed APC customised hand bands and brooms to the defectors, assisted by the partys State Women Leader, Chief Funke Owoseni.

The leader of the defectors, Sule Ahmed, said they made up their mind to defect to the APC when they saw the impressive activities of the governor and his wife, as well as indigenes of Irepodun-Ifelodun LG serving under the governor.

He said: The (Caretaker Committee) Chairman of the Local Government, Major Tajudeen Awe (retd); and Jaru (Mr. Deji Adesokan, Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Governor) are helping the people a lot.

Im surprised to find out that they are complementing the efforts of the government by also executing some projects in this village with their personal resources.

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