Barely four days to the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, support for the re-election of the State Governor and candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) took a progressive turn as residents of Owode, Omisanjana, OkeBola, Ekute, Oke Ila and some other communities in Ado Ekiti, the State capital defied the heavy downpour to show solidarity for the APC candidate.
The rainfall began at 1:17pm on Monday when Fayemi got to Owode in Basiri but residents of the community who had trooped out in their hundreds did not mind being drenched and continued singing “there shall be showers of blessings”.
When Fayemi was through with his campaign at Owode, he headed for Onala quarters where the people also ignored the rain and held tenaciously to their brooms till the governor came.
The governor who was accompanied by his deputy, prof. Modupe Adelabu was drenched by the rain as he urged the people to defy all obstacles that may hinder them from exercising their civic right on the election day.
Dr Fayemi assured the people of Onala that the road which was constructed halfway by the previous administration and is now deplorable will be reconstructed so that it can serve as an alternative route for commuters who ply Adehun- Housing road which links the Ado-Afao road reconstructed by Fayemi two years ago.
At Ekute and Omisanjana, the Governor told the people that he is poised to deliver more dividends of democracy to them if re-elected; adding that the reconstruction of Ekute-Waterwroks road and the construction of Falegan-Omisanjana road are proofs that he is committed to giving a new lease of life to the people.
The atmosphere of Bank road, an Igbo-dominated business district changed when the APC candidate got to the street which houses commercial banks in the State capital.
The Easterners trooped out and declared support for the Governor who assured that his administration will continue to create enabling environment for their businesses to thrive.
Fayemi who noted that the Igbo community has contributed immensely to the development of the State stressed that he will empower them o that their businesses can boom.
During the road show, it also rained at Iyin Ekiti, the country home of the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Opeyemi Bamidele but the people trooped out in the rain and followed Fayemi’s motorcade.
The supporters sang many traditional songs of resilience and solidarity showing their readiness for the Saturday election.
The APC supporters refused to return until they got to the front of Eyemote Comprehensive high School, Iyin Ekiti.
Fayemi while addressing his supporters after the road show commended the supporters for their tenacity and commitment to the development of the State.
He stressed that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the state does not relapse into the era of “one day, one trouble” when the State was in the Dailies for negative reasons.
The road show took the governor to Ikere, Ise-Orun, Emure, Gbonyin, Ikole, Oye, Ido-Osi, Ijero, and Irepodun Ifelodun local governments before returning to the capital city at about 6:41pm on Tuesday.
Last modified: June 18, 2014