The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has called
on All Progressives Congress (APC) members to join hands with party
leadership to conduct a peaceful and successful party registration and
revalidation exercise in the state.
Egbeyemi who spoke on Wednesday shortly after revalidating his
membership of the party in Ado Ekiti, expressed confidence that the
party will win future elections including next year’s governorship
election on the strength of the performance of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
He described the performance of the APC government led by Fayemi in
over two years in power as “unrivalled and unprecedented in the
history of the state” in terms of human capital development,
attraction of investment and execution of life-changing policies and
A statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor,
Odunayo Ogunmola, disclosed that Egbeyemi was registered at Akomolede
Unit 14, Ward 8 at 10.32am by a party polling officer, Balogun Adeola
with COVID-19 protocols observed at the registration centre.
The Deputy Governor who was handed his membership revalidation slip
after signing and thumb-printing relevant columns in the documents
which showed that seven party members had registered before his
Speaking shortly after his revalidation, Egbeyemi who was cheered by
party loyalists on hand said the registration exercise would give
party members access to certain rights, privileges and entitlements
urging their cooperation to ensure its success.
Egbeyemi explained that the exercise was important to the party as it
was aimed at retaining existing members and winning non-members into
the fold to reposition and strengthen the party ahead of future
elections and delivery on its manifesto.
He said: “I urge party members and others who are joining to maintain
peace because we have started well. There should be no rancor because
it is only God that gives one position.
“I appeal to party members to cooperate and there should be unity of
purpose. There shouldn’t be any crisis at all because very soon,
people will be agitating for offices but we should do it peacefully
and put party interest first.”
The Deputy Governor urged the people of Ekiti State to continue to
entrust APC with their votes saying the party through the holder of
its mandate, Governor Fayemi, has fulfilled most of the electoral
promises made in the run-up to the 2018 governorship poll.
Egbeyemi said: “There is no government in Ekiti State that has done
what the current APC government is doing. We have had governments in
the past, they have done their best but evidences on ground show that
the performance of this government is unrivalled and unprecedented.
“Our campaign promises have been fulfilled, some totally and others
partly and we are on the verge of fulfilling everything. There is
nothing we promised that we have not done, we have not disappointed
the people who voted us to power.
“The airport project is ongoing and before we leave, it will be
operational by the grace of God. Look at the roads to the farmsteads
and villages, we never thought we would do this much but God has
helped us through the Governor’s influence.
“Look at the massive renovation of schools across the state and the
construction of four big model colleges in Ado Ekiti named after four
prominent Ekiti indigenes, Prof Akintoye, Prof Oke, Senator Fasanmi
and Chief Fasuan.
“You can only get the types of such mega schools in Lagos, Ibadan and
Osogbo. So, I want to advise the people of Ekiti State to keep faith
with APC because this party has done well and spread development to
all parts of the state.”
Egbeyemi called on other residents to utilize the window of
registration to join the progressives to have opportunities to
contribute their quota to the development of Ekiti.
The polling officer, Adeola, revealed that a total of 17 individuals
registered at the unit the previous day, (Tuesday) noting that the
exercise has been orderly, peaceful and held in line with COVID-19
Party officials, members and security operatives on ground wore face
masks and observed social distancing at the centre.
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