Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said that he and the Peoples Democratic Party are ready for the governorship election in the state anytime the Independent National Electoral Commission fixes the date.
This is just as 21 communities have benefitted from another round of grants to execute projects in their various localities in the state. Fayose, who spoke at the weekend in Ado-Ekiti when representatives of the beneficiary communities came to collect their cheques, said a good product is not difficult to market and expressed confidence in the ability of his party and whoever emerges as its candidate to win even in a snap election.
In a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, on Saturday in Ado- Ekiti, the grants were given the communities by the Ekiti State Community and Social Development Agency (EKSDA). Addressing the people, Fayose emphaised the need for continuity in government, noting that it was not about party, but the person who is on the driver’s seat.
“We are working and we will keep working for you. We will work until the last day. There must be progression and progressive growth in our state.
A party may be good, but the driver may be bad. It is not about party, but continuity of the good works we are doing. We are going to evolve a blueprint for the development of each community in our state. “Since we are sincerely serving our people and our people are supporting us, we are prepared for the governorship election even if it holds today. A good product is not difficult to market and sell. “Some people, who were comparing themselves and dropping the name of international figures came and failed.
Leaders must humble themselves and give the people the right of way. Our people need a leader they can lean on his shoulders,” he said. On the community development incentives, Fayose assured the people that gradually, all the communities in the state would benefit from the grants.
The General Manager of EKSDA, Mr. Steve Bamisaye, said each community chose the project they wanted to execute and would complement government’s contribution with their own 10 per cent, adding that local government chairmen would also assist in monitoring the projects.