Fayemi donates vehicles to ACN leaders

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Friday donated some buses to the youth and women’s wings of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the state, in a move that suggests that he might be strategising ahead of the 2014 governorship election.

The governor made the donation at the ACN secretariat on Ajilosun Street in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, after meeting with the executive of the party led by the chairman, Chief Jide Awe.
Fayemi advised the leaders of the party to stand up and defend his administration by enlightening the people of the state on the reason why the government was implementing its policies.
The leaders of the ACN in the state, led by former Governor Niyi Adebayo, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin and the party chairman, have endorsed Fayemi for a second term in office.
The governor was endorsed on December 30 at the residence of Adebayo in Iyin-Ekiti, even as a member of the House of Representatives from the town, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, was rumoured to be nursing an ambition to run for governor in 2014.
Sources close to Bamidele told journalists that he would contest in 2014. But Fayemi and Bamidele have yet to declare their intention publicly.
Earlier Awe said the endorsement of Fayemi by the party’s leadership was based on performance and well earned by the latter.
Commenting on the recent dissolution of his cabinet, the governor said that there was nothing wrong in his action, adding that the time was already ripe for a review.
He said that he would consult widely before reconstituting the cabinet.
Also Fayemi dismissed the rumour that his deputy, Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka had resigned her appointment, while denying that he was ferried out of the country in an air ambulance.
He described Ekiti as the number one rumour mill in Africa, saying that rumour-peddling must be discouraged in order to give room for more development in the state.
“We are about to enter a season of politics. It is the duty of the party’s leaders to defend the decisions of the government. They shouldn’t be the ones telling the people in the communities that he/she doesn’t know what is happening in the government,” he said.

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