Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the successful conduct of the local government election by his administration is a promise made to the people that has been kept.
Governor Fayose, who spoke in Afao-Ekiti on Saturday, said he was glad that he was the first governor in the South-West geo-political zone to conduct local government election in the last few years.
The governor, who described the use of caretaker committees to run local government system as an aberration, said the hallmark of a genuine democrat was allowing people to express their choice on who governs them.
“It is an electoral promise by my administration and we have fulfilled the promise.” Today, we stand out as the state that has conducted local government election. We did not expect the unpopular All Progressives Congress (APC) to take part in the election.
“It is important that we do not usurp the rights of our people, despite APC’s plan to use court to stop the election, the people came out to vote.
The governor added that to assist as many people as possible, the incoming councillors would use N20,000 out of their monthly salaries to empower two persons in their wards.
Fayose also warned those conspiring against his government, saying his return to power was divine and that such conspiracy would fail. [EKSG]