Groups Laud Fayemi Over Peaceful Poll…Drum Support for APC Assembly candidates
Abasi Femi Oguntayo
The Private Sector Unions and non-indigenous ethnic groups in Ekiti State have hailed Governor Kayode Fayemi for the peaceful conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the State.
The unions at a rally in Ado- Ekiti, the state capital, on Monday said the peaceful atmosphere during the election was not unconnected to the all-inclusive government of Governor Kayode Fayemi which has enabled all stakeholders to take ownership of the electioneering process.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Private Sector Union, Prince Aladeloye Oroya, the Union commended Fayemi for his “selfless and detribalized politics” which, according to the union, has endeared the governor to Ekiti people.
Oroya said the victory of the APC in Ekiti State was a product of Fayemi’s “unparalleled generosity and sportsmanship as well as President Muhammadu Buhari’s “personal integrity and public office records”.
The State President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nathaniel Uzoma, said the rally was organized to felicitate with Buhari on his victory; adding that the outcome of the election amounted to an endorsement of the people-oriented programmes of the Buhari-led government.
“Your Excellency, we have come to congratulate you on the victor of President Buhari. All of us cannot go to Abuja but we know that you, as our very good friend, can extend our goodwill message to the president. It is good to allow the president continue his good works”, he said.
The chairman of Hausa community in the State, Badamosi Mahadi also commended the Governor for creating a peaceful environment for the election to hold in the State; noting that it is only in Ekiti State that ballot snatching and violence were not recorded during the polls.
Mahadi called on all Hausa people in the State to come out en masse on Saturday and vote for all the House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the State.
Responding, Governor Fayemi thanked the unions and non indigenous groups for rallying support for him and the APC in the last election.
Fayemi who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Biodun Omoleye said his government believes in peace because development can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace.
The governor said the hitch-free election in the State was made possible by the cooperation and unity demonstrated by all ethnic groups in the State.
He urged Ekiti people to vote en masse for the All Progressives Congress House of Assembly candidates on Saturday.