Ekiti Deputy Governor Canvasses Support For Oyebanji’s Administration
….As Governor-Elect rounds up LG ‘thank you tour’ in Ado- Ekiti
The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has urged the people of Ado-Ekiti Local Government to give maximum support to the incoming administration of Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji.
Egbeyemi who led leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ado Ekiti to receive the Governor-elect, his Deputy, Chief(Mrs) Monisade Afuye and APC leaders who were in the capital city on the final lap of the ‘thank you” tour of local government, said he was excited over Oyebanji’s landslide victory at the June 18 governorship election. He described the massive votes recorded by the party as an indication of love the people of Ado-Ekiti have for Oyebanji and by extension the APC.
“I am glad over the victory of the Governor-elect, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji and his Deputy, Chief(Mrs) Monisade Afuye at the June 18 governorship election. I congratulate both of them for the landslide victory.
“The people of Ado-Ekiti have shown their love for our party and its governorship candidate with their massive votes on June 18. I am proud to say that APC recorded the highest votes in Ado-Ekiti LG. Now that God has given us victory, I want to plead with the people of Ado-Ekiti to rally round the administration of Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji”
The Ado Ekiti born politician, called on the Governor-elect not to forget capital town and its people while considering appointment and developmental projects.
“I want to call on our Governor-elect not to forget Ado-Ekiti in his administration. Though I have had private discussion with him on that and I believe he would not let us down”
Responding, Oyebanji thanked the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe and the people of Ado-Ekiti for the support given to him during the June 18 governorship election. He assured them that they won’t be left out in his administration.
Speaking further, Oyebanji crave the indulgence of those present to specially appreciate three prominent Ado sons; Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Bashorun Tope Alabi and Mr Ajayi Adepoju.for their immeasurable support before, during and after the June 18 election.
“I thank the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Adejugbe, my political father, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, our mother, former Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu; and the entire people of Ado-Ekiti for what happened on June 18. Ado-Ekiti demonstrated love for our party and myself. Let me also use this opportunity to appreciate three of my friends and brothers from Ado Ekiti, who are not here; Bashorun Tope Alabi, Ajayi ‘Jasper’ Adepoju and my good brother, Senator Babafemi Ojudu. I must confess that these three Ado Ekiti illustrious sons, gave me huge support before, during and after the June 18 election.
“To whom much is given much is expected. On this note, I want to assure our people that what is due to Ado will be given to Ado,”
Oyebanji restated his commitment to ensure that party leaders and members have a say in the appointment of those that would represent them in his government. He also appealed to those that would be appointed not to be selfish but see their position as an opportunity to serve the people.
“I want to appeal to our people that would be lucky with appointments to know that they are holding the position for the benefit of the people not for themselves.
“One other thing, it is high time our people knew that political appointment does not confer party leadership on anybody. In progressive party, we have a leadership recruitment process which will be ensured in my administration”
The Governor-elect called on party leaders and members to remain united as one and prepare for the upcoming general election. He also promised other non partisan members of better treatment in his administration.