President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday, June 7, in Ado-Ekiti that he’ll ensure the development of Ekiti State, if the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose emerges the winner of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
Jonathan said this after Mr. Fayose received the official flag from the party’s national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu.
”I only came to Ekiti during Segun Oni PDP-led Government to commission projects. When you vote Fayose and the PDP returns to Ekiti again, I will join hands with him to develop this state.”
President Jonathan said he hadn’t visited the state in a long time citing lack of projects to inaugurate as reason, he however noted that he was very impressed by the mammoth crowd that filled the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti, the venue of the rally.
He said, “We are going to provide adequate security that would enhance one man, one vote. I am not in Ekiti today to convert you because by this crowd, you have shown that you are for the PDP.
“You have really shown clearly that you want change in Ekiti. You have shown that you want leadership that will improve your well-being, and level of education in Ekiti because education is key in this state. We will bring back the lost glory in the education sector.”
The Chairman Board of Trustees of PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, who dismissed the All Progressives Congress as a contender for power, said the party was no match for the ruling party in Nigeria.
“We are not competing with APC because they have nothing to offer. We have come to offer you hard work, to offer you freedom, to offer you commitment and success,” Anenih said.
Vice-President Namadi Sambo who thanked the Ekiti people for trooping out to receive the President and PDP leaders also commended them for their support to Fayose.
“I am aware of the problems of teachers, the moment he (Fayose) enters, the problem of teachers is solved. As you know, in this state there is problem of transportation, the very day he comes in it will be solved,” Sambo said.
Fayose told the crowd, “When I come back, I will give you jobs and do local content. I left N10.4bn, I recapitalised. They have sold all these properties. They have taken away our wealth all in the name of being progressives. They are only retrogressing.”