Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governor’s Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the APC led government has done well in many areas and would win the next election.
The governor in an interview with PUNCH said there is no way opposition who are seeking the offices we occupy would not rubbish what the government are doing. He said the opposition says the same thing before the 2019 elections.
He maintained that All Progressives Congress government at the centre has fared well.
According to Fayemi “There is no way those from the other side who are seeking the offices we occupy would not say such things in an attempt to rubbish what we are doing. They said the same thing before the 2019 elections. Politicians are used to that.
“The All Progressives Congress government at the centre has fared well. Look at the budgetary allocations to the Ministry of Works and see the results all around ― the Niger Bridge, Abuja – Kaduna – Kano railway, Ibadan – Lagos railway and others. Although we have not done all that Nigeria expects us to do, but on balance, the APC government at the centre has done well in many areas and would win the next election. I have no doubt that our party is going to produce my successor here in Ekiti.
“At the state level here, as clearly evident, we have made Ekiti better than we met it two years ago. My party will run on that record. By the time we spend four years here, we would have more than enough to showcase to the Ekiti electorate, which would necessitate voting for the APC. Although performing well in office is not the only thing to sell us to the public, it ’s by far the most important quality .
On the issue of who brought him into politics between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Fayemi said “What does it matter who brought me into partisan politics? The point is that I am in partisan politics. I benefitted from the tutelage of both elders that you mentioned .
“I was involved with the first elder you mentioned , whom I knew from our time in exile and we worked together on the democracy project.
“I got to know the other when I returned to Nigeria and through contributing my own quota to the development of our state, Ekiti.
“I really don ’t want to get into a pointless debate because it is not helpful. I owe a great deal of gratitude to them . They have both been very supportive of my political development. They have assisted a great deal and I owe them for bringing me into the partisan political space.
“I have always been politically conscious . I was just not a party member in the sense of party politics in Nigeria. I had been involved and I helped Ekiti, Lagos and some other states with my experience in international development and my involvement with multilateral and bilateral institutions . I was able to bring this assistance to bear even before I came into partisan politics.
” But the important take away you should have is that all our leaders – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , Otunba Niyi Adebayo , Aremo Olusegun Osoba and Chief Bisi Akande are very important people to me.”