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    Ekiti 2018: Fayemi lampoons Fayose over threats to cause mayhem on election day

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    The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the July 14 governorship, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has assured the people of Ekiti state of adequate security during the poll.

    Fayemi urged eligible voters not to be intimidated by Governor Ayo Fayose’s alleged threats to cause mayhem on Election Day.

    He said the incumbent governor will be caged on the day of the election as he (Fayose) will only be allowed to vote and go back to his house in Afao.

    He said: “We will ensure adequate security for voters on election day because if you are not well protected, the election will not be free, fair, credible, transparent, genuine and acceptable.

    “Fayose cannot threaten or intimidate anybody on the day of election. Fayose will only be allowed to cast his vote and he will go back to his house in Afao.”

    Speaking on Thursday while on campaign tour to communities in Ido/Osi Local Government Area, Fayemi said he was on a mission to rescue Ekiti people from poverty, misery, bad governance and put the state on the path of good governance, progress and development.

    Communities visited by Fayemi include Ifaki, Orin, Ora, Aaye, Ifisin, Igbole, Osi, Ido, Ilogbo, Usi and Ayetoro where more People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members defected to the APC.

    Fayemi was joined at the rallies by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi; Ekiti APC Chairman, Chief Olajide Awe; former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye; former House of Assembly Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin; former House of Assembly member, Mrs. Bunmi Oriniowo and a senatorial aspirant, Dr. Olusegun Osinkolu.

    The APC flagbearer said Fayose, his party, the PDP, and their candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, have nothing to showcase in those communities in the last three-and-half years noting that the projects being enjoyed by the people were the ones he (Fayemi) executed in his first tenure.

    Fayemi said projects like civic centres, health centres, 5 kilometres community roads, school and hospital renovations are flagship projects that will swing votes in APC’s favour.

    He promised that all the human capital development policies like payment of monthly stipends to the aged, free health services, free education, payment of WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and JAMB fees for pupils in public schools will return as APC government will take over in October.

    Fayemi also promised more Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) assisted projects, employment through Peace Corps, Ekiti Traffic Management Agency (EKSTMA), return of Core Subject Allowances and Rural Teachers’ Allowances, regular payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ benefits.

    According to him, a special health intervention programme for Obas and Chiefs tagged “Ilera Laafin,” Local Council Development Areas, Volunteer Corps scheme, among others will return.

    He also debunked the PDP’s allegation that he would sack teachers and civil servants noting that workers enjoyed salary increase three times during his first tenure.

    Fayemi lampooned Fayose for owing core civil servants, local government workers and teachers between five and nine months salaries expressing regret that no worker had collected salaries meant for this year (2018).

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