Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Ekiti State, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, has said the Ekiti 2014 governorship election is a “foregone conclusion.”
Ekundayo, who made this known on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Punch Nigeria Limited (publishers of PUNCH newspapers) in Magboro, Ogun State, listed the achievements by the Kayode Fayemi-led administration in the state to include education, infrastructure, agriculture, health and tourism.
He said, “The 2014 governorship election is a foregone conclusion. Ekiti people are smart and intelligent and would prefer continuity of the current administration.”
Ekundayo, who said he is a technocrat in deference to being regarded as a politician, attributed the developments in Lagos State to the uninterrupted rule by Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) since 1999.
He said, “Ekiti State’s current administration is prudent. Necessity helps us to manage our funds. And we have done much with the little we have. When Governor Kayode Fayemi took over, we were ranked 35th in the revenue chart of the country, a position just before the last. But we did not let that deter us; we have taken up an eight-point agenda which subsumes plans to develop different sectors in Ekiti State.
“We have constructed about 1,000km of road network in the state. No part of Ekiti State can be described as distant anymore. And Ekiti people have said the road intervention is unprecedented. It is funny and ironic that the good road network has posed challenges, because we had to construct speed-breakers to avoid excessive speeding.”
The Commissioner decried the “unattractiveness” of agriculture to youths saying it is a “looming problem” in the country.