By Segun Odeleye
No fewer than eight governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stormed the Olukayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti capital yesterday when the governor of Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, formally declared that he will run for a second term.
Fayemi told the crowd that thronged the rally that his second term would be for the consolidation of his achievements recorded between October 2010 and 2014.
Among the governors in attendance at the rally were Governors Rochas Okorocha (Imo); Alhaji Aliyu Wammako (Sokoto); Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); Senator Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Alhaji Murtala Nyako (Adamawa); Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar (Zamfara) and Peter Kishira (Kwara Deputy Governor), who represented Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Fayemi called on Ekiti people to partner him in the consolidation of the numerous achievements of his administration. He said his administration had laid very solid foundations for sustainable development.
“But our task is far from over. We owe it a duty to Ekiti, to ourselves, our children and our children’s children, to consolidate our efforts in building the Ekiti which our children can be proud of, so that long after we are gone, posterity would be kind to our collective legacy,” he declared.
According to him, “So when the familiar enemies of our noble aspirations come to you, ask them what they have to offer. Let us be guided by history and the realisation that it is for good reason that the devil wasn’t given a second chance.
“Let us be reminded also, that when the people have the power, those with selfish interests would kick against the collective.”