The Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on the state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose to fulfil his electoral promise that he would enhance the welfare of Ekiti people.
In a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, the party lamented that the state had been thrown into darkness in the last 14 days.
“In the last 14 days, the entire Ekiti State has been thrown into darkness, even though the governor promised to ensure 24-hour electricity supply during his inauguration.
“The excuse that electricity is under the Federal Government is untenable, as a responsible and sensitive government is supposed to do the needful to make life easy for its citizens.
“This did not happen under Governor Fayemi who supported the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, which transformed to BEDC by purchasing over 120 transformers and many metres of cables to replace the old and damaged ones.
“This ensured steady supply of electricity. Instead of Fayose to take a cue from his predecessor, he has remained insensitive to the plight of the citizens as the total lack of power supply has taken a toll on businesses of artisans with its attendant hardship”, Olatubosun said.
It will be recalled that Gov. Fayose on Monday, following a protest, pledged to release N5m to reconnect the people of Ifaki-Ekiti, the home town of former Governor Segun Oni, to the national grid after nine months in total darkness.
He also promised to provide a transformer to the people to assist them in power distribution.