Fayose Makes Sallah Promise
Governor Ayodele Fayose's tenure is coming to an en and he has made a Sallah promise to residents of Ekiti State.
''I am not done yet'', he seems to be saying, as he assures the residents that all the ongoing capital projects will be completed and inaugurated before vacating office on October 16.
Ekiti State held its 2018 edition of the Annual Udiroko Festival in Ado Ekiti, the state's capital and Governor Fayose was there with his promise.
The governor said he had resolved to complete all ongoing projects in consonance with his promise while being sworn-in for a second term in office.
According to him, his critics who were allegedly saying he embarked on employment of new hands into the state public service at the tail end of his tenure should also have asked him not to continue with projects he started.
He listed the capital projects so far completed and ongoing to include the One-Kilometre overhead bridge in Ado Ekiti, the new state High Court complex, the new Governor’s office and the new Ministry of Finance complex.
Others are the new Ultra-Modern Kings Market in Ado Ekiti and the Amphi Theatre, the Banquet Hall at the Ewi’s palace and the dualisation of virtually all the 16 Local Government Headquarters among others.
Governor Fayose said there was no known law in the country that says a sitting governor must stop performing the functions attached to his office once his party is preparing to wind down or have election decided against it.
He told the gathering that the about 200-lock up shops at the new Kings market would be shared to willing traders before the end of the week, pledging that traders initially displaced as a result of the fire incident that razed the old market would be given preferential treatment.
The News Agency of Nigeria said the governor appreciated the people of Ado Ekiti for standing by his party during the last governorship poll, regretting, however, that certain forces allegedly did not allow their votes to count.
Again he claimed the victory of Mr Fayemi was flawed and that his party would use all normal and legal means to reclaim the stolen mandate.
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