Dr Kayode Fayemi’s reelection bid got a major boost weekend when the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere Renewal Group, endorsed his continuation in office as governor of Ekiti State beyond 2014.
The endorsement, which was announced in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, was the climax of a three-day Governance Assessment Tour by the group to the State, during which it inspected a number of projects and listened to presentations from representatives of government agencies.
The group’s national chairman, Olawale Oshun, a former Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, said that “Dr Fayemi’s sterling performance deserves an unopposed ticket for a second term and a massive victory at the polls.
“Fayemi’s policies are not just about executing projects, they are focused on human developmental goals. He has also shown he could uphold the welfarism ethos of our founding fathers as espoused by the movement led by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
“With what we have seen, we can boldly say that Ekiti State is ready to tap into regional, national, and global economic potentials while also developing its local economies to global standards.”
Oshun also advised Ekiti residents, especially the youth, to shun the prevalent get-rich-quick syndrome and beggarly lifestyle that is beginning to find fertile grounds in culture.
He advised them to “key into the new policies of government on agriculture, knowledge economy, and information technology.”
Fielding questions from journalists, Oshun said the group observed areas that needed improvement and will duly inform Governor Fayemi just as he noted that in a presidential system, a performing governor or president deserves reelection automatically for the sake of stability and continuity.