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Ekiti voters told to vote wisely
Ekiti voters have been urged to choose a hopeful future and reject a return to the gloomy past. The charge was made at a campaign rally in Ipole Iloro-Ekiti by Femi Awoniyi, the Convener of Ekiti Diaspora Europe (EDE) 2014.
Addressing more than 300 inhabitants of the town, in the Ekiti West Local Government area of the State, Awoniyi said Ipole was one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Fayemi administration reminding his listeners that the construction of the Ikogosi-Ipole-Efon road by the Fayemi government opened the town to the outside world. “For more than 50 years, the road was the main stumbling block to our development in this town before Governor Fayemi rebuilt it,” he said. He also told the gathering that the transformation of the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort by the present administration was also impacting positively on the town.
He revealed that the development of the proposed Ekiti tourism corridor, which Fayemi had said would be a priority of his government in its second term, would bring a new dawn to Ipole. “The Arinta Water Fall will be developed into a world-class tourist destination which will boost the economy of the town and create jobs for its youths.”
Awoniyi, the Germany-based publisher of The African Courier magazine, also cited other achievements of the Fayemi administration, including good roads all over the State, the social security scheme for elders, free health service and provision of clean portable water, and how these have immensely improved the quality of life in the State.
He advised Ekiti people not to listen to the “forces of deceit” whose antecedents of violence, mayhem and corruption clearly show that they will not improve the lot of the people if allowed to take power. He instead appealed to the voters to turn out in large numbers on June 21 to re-elect Governor Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), so that he could continue with his people-oriented programmes for the benefit of the State's inhabitants.
Awoniyi told his audience that the international community was keenly watching the election, predicting that Ekiti will witness an investment boom after Fayemi’s re-election because of the business-friendly environment that the governor had created in the State. He revealed that many foreign companies had already signified their interest to set up base in Ekiti and were only waiting for the re-election of Fayemi to move in and start their operation.
The Ekiti Diaspora is particularly interested in the forthcoming election because of its importance to the future of the State, Awoniyi said, explaining why he and other members of the EDE 2014, a coalition of Ekiti groups in Europe, were in the country campaigning for Fayemi's re-election.