Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has canvassed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in the February 16, 2019 presidential election.
Egbeyemi said Ekiti State has a brighter future under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government which is executing key capital projects in the state for the benefit of the people.
The deputy governor, who spoke at a public forum in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, said the APC-led Federal Government was carrying out a rail line project that will connect Ekiti with Osun states.
A statement, on Wednesday, signed by his Special Assistant (Media), Odunayo Ogunmola, quoted the deputy governor as assuring the people of more capital projects and empowerment programmes that would change their lives if President Buhari is re-elected in the 2019 presidential poll.
He disclosed that Governor Kayode Fayemi was instrumental to the inclusion of Ekiti in the rail project noting that when completed, the project would boost the local economy and attract more investment.
The deputy governor also urged the people of the state to vote for all APC candidates in the 2019 general elections to help the party implement its manifesto for the benefit of the masses.
Egbeyemi continued, “All I want you to do for us is to pray for this government and to support us. This is the first time Ekiti will be in connection with the Federal Government.
“By February, there is going to be an election and we want every Ekiti man and woman to support us by voting for Buhari.
“Once that is done, you have a man up there and he is one of the best. I don’t need to tell you that Kayode Fayemi is one of the closest governors to President Buhari.
“I want to tell you before March or April, you will know what will be coming to this state by the grace of God.
“The rail line that is coming from Osogbo, it was through the efforts of Kayode Fayemi that Buhari included Ekiti in the project.
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“Ekiti was not in the project but Buhari said Ekiti must be included asking why Ekiti was not having rail line.
“There are more goodies that will come from the Federal Government but we must vote APC and ensure that Buhari returns for second term.”
Egbeyemi also spoke on efforts of the Fayemi administration to reduce unemployment through a knowledge-based economy with the Knowledge Zone coming on stream.
He said: “Anyone from Ayegunle and Esunmo side, if they are here, they will know that we have been to those places for inspection and ground work. We are bringing something to that place and when it comes, you will know.”