You’ve Made Us Proud, Ekiti West LG APC Leaders tell Oyebanji, endorse Gov for Second Term

You’ve Made Us Proud, Ekiti West LG APC Leaders tell Oyebanji, endorse Gov for Second Term

Ekiti West Local Government leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Thursday endorsed Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji for second term in office, stressing that the Governor’s performance in the last one and a half years in office has been quite impressive and remains a source of pride to them.

The APC leaders’ position was disclosed at the leaders meeting with the Governor in his office Thursday, barely three hours after the executives of the state chapter of the party passed a vote of confidence on the Governor and endorsed him for a second term.

Governor Oyebanji hails from Ikogisi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government area of the state. The leaders, led to the meeting by Chief Remi Alade, Chairman, Ekiti West Local Government APC Elders, said they are proud of Governor Oyebanji’s performance so far, especially in the areas of infrastructure development and human capital development among others.

They promised to continue to mobilize support for the Governor and work assiduously to actualise his second term in office.

The Governor who thanked the APC leaders for the meeting reiterated his commitment to infrastructure development of the state, stressing that the repair the Òkèmèsí/Itawure and Ido-Ile/Okemesi Roads would soon become a reality, having awarded the contract.

Earlier, a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Wale Fapohunda (SAN) had commended the Governor for his excellent performances and massive appointments of party faithfuls but like Oliver Twist, Fapohunda requested for more.

Fapohunda assured the Governor that the leaders in the various communities will monitor projects in their respective communities to ensure probity and thoroughness. He assured the governor that his second term is already guaranteed as leaders in the local government were already prepared to support their own son.

Also speaking at the event, erstwhile Acting Governor, Rt Hon. Tope Ademiluyi said leaders from Ekiti West are proud of Governor Oyebanji for his unprecedented projects scattered over various towns and villages in Ekiti State. He appreciated the Governor over the appointments of Ekiti people into the federal Boards and commissions.

Ademiluyi also urged the Governor to tighten the Security in the State to curb the menace of killing in recent time.

Responding, the Governor thanked the leaders for the confidence reposed in him. He assured them of more developments particularly on road and electricity. He enjoined political office holders to give back to the society and promised to attend ward meetings in any town of Ekiti West ehenever he is invited. He directed all political office holders to go back to their wards and attend party meetings as a way of feeling the pulse of the people.

Addressing the issue of project management in the local government, Governor Oyebanji advised local government Chairmen to always seek the input of communities leaders at the level of Project conception in order to know their needs before embarking on any project.

He assured the chairmen that their money was in their various accounts untouched but that he would not approve money for any frivolous projects that have no direct impact on the people.

Selected leaders across the seven towns of the local government were in attendance at the meeting.

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