Ekiti State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has restated its stance on the adoption of the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi as its flag-bearer in the 2014 governorship election in the State.
The State Chairman of the Party, High Chief Jide Awe, reiterated the stance during the Governor’s visit to the Party Secretariat in Ado Ekiti on Friday.
The Chairman said that the declaration which was first made at the Iyin-Ekiti country home of former Governor Niyi Adebayo on 30th December last year still remains valid, adding that Fayemi has represented the party well in the last two years of his tenure as Governor.
Awe asserted that Governor Fayemi has vigorously run the government of Ekiti State in line with the people-oriented programmes of the ACN and has redefined governance in the State even as all the key sectors of the State’s economy have been transformed.
while commending the Governor for rescuing the State from the ruins of “recklessness” done to it before the emergence of his administration, the party leader stressed that Fayemi has done a lot to earn a second term ticket.
“You have put the name of Ekiti positively in the mouth of people both in Nigeria and international communities. we are really proud of you. Your Excellency politics has started already but I don’t want you to exercise any fear because we are solidly behind you”, he said.
Also speaking at the event, the State Women Leader of the Party, Chief Mrs Funke Owoseeni said women have every reason to support Dr. Fayemi’s re-election because he has restored dignity and empowered them through the various programmes, policies and framework put in place by his administration.
Owoseeni described Fayemi as a worthy and purposeful leader “in whom the followers are well-pleased”; pledging that all wings in the party would support Fayemi “till the end of this first tenure and the second by God’s grace”.
Governor Fayemi who also seized the opportunity of the meeting to explain the rationale behind the dissolution of the state executive council, also presented two 18-seater Hiase buses to the Youth and Women wings of the ruling party.
Earlier before the presentation, the Governor had said that his visit to the Secretariat was a routine thing he has been doing every January of a new year even before he became Governor.
Fayemi who addressed party members thanked them for the support given him throughout the struggle to reclaim his mandate in the law court and during the time he is Governor; saying that he has always got feed backs from them on various issues that needed attention.
While explaining the rationale behind the dissolution of his cabinet members on Wednesday, the Governor was applauded by his party members; saying that it was a right step in the right direction.
The Governor further explained that as a coach, he needed to reinvigorate his team and reposition it to make a difference in the lives of Ekiti people.
In his words: “We are at the point where we must score permanent goals and now we need players who can score goals. So as the coach, I must empower my team to make a difference in the lives of the people.”
Last modified: January 11, 2013