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Ekiti Decide: How Fayose Aide Voted Against PDP in Last Guber

Saka babtunde




Akeem Jamiu, close ally of the Ekiti State Governor-elect, John Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday disclosed that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s kinsmen from Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency II decided to reject the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the July 14 governorship election because the governor allegedly abandoned his people.

Jamiu, who declared interest in the State House Assembly race for the 2019 general elections, claimed that the residents of the constituency, excluding Afao Ekiti, the countryhome of Fayose, enjoyed no meaningful project since 2014.

Jamiu was a Senior Special Assistant on Research and Documentation to ex-governor Kayode Fayemi during the governor-elect’s first term in office.

Recall that Fayemi, a former Minister, won the Ekiti governorship election with 197, 459 to trounce the Fayose’s anointed candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Kolapo Olusola, who garnered 178, 122 votes.

Addressing reporters in Igbemo Ekiti on Saturday when he formally declared interest to represent his constituency in the Ekiti State House of Assembly in 2019, Jamiu said he decided to vie for the seat in order to join hands with Fayemi to develop the area that had allegedly been deserted by the present government.

He said, “Governor Fayose is from our constituency but they rejected him in the last election because he abandoned them. There wasn’t any project executed in the ten communities that make up the constituency since 2014 and this reflected in the results of the last governorship election.

“The bridge from his town and Igbemo Ekiti collapsed to the extent that the town was nearly cut off from Ekiti, but our governor never bordered. The present representative of the constituency did no single project, when Fayemi did more than five projects in each of the towns.

“We need to assuage the sufferings of our people. We need quality representation and that we are going there to achieve through Fayemi’s leadership and mentorship. The next election will be robust unlike what we are having now.

“Our roads are bad, no investment in Agriculture, particularly in rice that we grow in large quantities. All the projects initiated by Fayemi were abandoned . The lack of no confidence vote showed that the people are angry and desirous of change and that we are going to Assembly to achieve”, he added.

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