Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzo Kalu, has urged the people of Ekiti State to support the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi’s re-election, saying that he has been able to deliver on the promises he made to the people.
The former Governor who addressed journalists shortly after a visit to Governor Fayemi at his official residence, said he is on tour of the country to preach national unity. He said that Fayemi has provided the people access to good roads, quality education and health among others in his developmental agenda.
Orji said he is impressed by the diligence and commitment with which Fayemi delivered the dividends of democracy to the people , adding that he has got reports from the people that the Governor is performing well.
Orji said: “Ekiti people should rally round the governor. According to what Ekiti people said, the governor has done very well. He has put in the mechanism and software for the job. Everything will not come in one day. You will start from somewhere and operate it. He is giving them access to good roads, access to education and health and there is no doubt that I have been impressed since I have gone through the southwest based on what I saw on ground”, he said.
The former governor who described the position of governor as a burden of service added that he was sure the PDP would battle Fayemi in the election but he is convinced the governor would win.
He however warned the different political parties to play with decency and honour and avoid blood shedding in the coming elections.
Orji who also spoke on national unity said all hands must be on deck for the survival of the country.
He however advocated a two-party system saying that this will further strengthen democracy and give it more meaning.
Also speaking, Governor Fayemi had lauded Orji for the patriotic step he is taking towards the sustenance of the unity of Nigeria, saying that this transcends political and religious affiliations.
The Governor who opined that Nigerian leaders will be able to see beyond present challenges, said Orji’s gesture keeps hope alive that Nigeria has a future.
Fayemi added that he would never engage in the politics of bitterness even though people will want to take sides during elections.
He stressed that his administration will never mix politics and governance as he is committed to banishing poverty from the State.
Last modified: April 9, 2014