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Ekiti 2018: Fayose predicts easy win for his deputy.

GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday predicted an easy win for his deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola in the July 14 governorship election in the state.

Governor Fayose, who addressed a meeting of various groups in the state's education sector, including teachers and Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, said his strong political ties with the Ekiti electorate as well as his performance as a governor, would make the victory easy for Olusola as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fayose was also invested as the Grand Patron of National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, Ekiti chapter at the event.

Fayose said his government had achieved so much in the area of education owing to the fact that all critical stakeholders in the sector were in collaboration with the state government.

According to him, Professor Olusola would not deviate from the path they had both instituted in the education sector in the state.

Fayose, who officially presented Olusola to the stakeholders said: 'Deputy governor Olusola's victory will be easiest in the country's political history because I have not deviated from the ideals that people considered to bring back in 2014.

He said Ekiti was ranked 35th when he came in NECO in 2014 and that he has been able to bring the result to the first position in 206 and 2017 through series of motivations for teachers.

'But let me say this, your victory is not in the hands of politicians, I have even told those around me. It is in the hands of Ekiti people, I mean the electorate.

'Ekiti people are very resolute people. If they say they don't want you that is the end. If they like you, you will see it. If they hate you, they won't hide it, so you can see that they like me with the way they have been relating with this government.

'You will see how they will help you on the day of the election. You will see how they will vote and stand by their votes,' Fayose assured his deputy.

Assuring his deputy that the victory has become a fait accompli, Fayose said: 'Don't worry yourself about your victory, you had already won.

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'What you should concern yourself with is how to lead these people the way I have been doing,' he said.

Fayose advised the federal government to forget about shame and partisanship and come to Ekiti and learn how he had been able to overcome the menace of herdsmen and how the state had been coming first in public examinations like NECO in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

'These APC government is devilish. They said they have routed Boko Haram but they kept killing people on daily basis. They should forget about enmity and come to Ekiti and learn the proper art of governance.'

Earlier, the PTA Chairman in Ekiti State, Mr Samuel Adeola Osadare, promised that all the stakeholders will continue to partner with government to make Ekiti the cynosure of all eyes in the education sector.

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Publication:Nigerian Tribune (Oyo State, Nigeria)
Date:Mar 14, 2018
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