Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Monday presented cars to Attah of Ayede Ekiti, Oba Mumini Orisagbemi and the Olupole of Ipole Iloro, Oba Oladele Babatola.
Fayemi, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Aderemi Ajayi, recalled that all the traditional rulers in the 131 towns in the State were presented vehicles by his administration in 2013 with the exception of the duo, who had not ascended the throne at that time.
According to the governor, “When we presented cars to all the monarchs last year, the two towns were being administered then by regents. But after some time, the communities were lucky over the selection of their traditional rulers and subsequent approval by the State Government.
“We plead with you to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring peace in your domains, particularly during the June 21 Governorship election”.
Commending Fayemi for the gesture, Oba Orisagbemi, who is a first class traditional ruler, said he would continue to contribute to peace and progress in the state.
“I will join the well-meaning Ekiti indigenes in stopping those who thought they are God and want to hijack the State at all cost during election”, he stated.
In his remark, Oba Babatola praised Fayemi for uplifting the Erinta Waterfall in Ipole Iloro and Ikogosi Warm Spring to attract global attention, assuring that these enduring legacies would make the people vote for him in the election on Saturday.