The governorship candidate of the Accord Party in the upcoming June 18 Ekiti State gubernatorial election, Basorun Reuben Famuyibo, BRF, has said that he was in the race to become the governor of the state to make life more meaningful for every resident of the state.
He stated this while receiving in audience a group of youths from the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, who paid him a solidarity visit on Sunday evening.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Olajide Omojolomoju, and made available to the press, the philanthropist per excellence, from who 1,751 students had enjoyed scholarship, among other gestures, said that he has seen how civil servants, teachers and students suffer in the state, adding that he is coming to bring smiles to their faces.
He also promised a massive infrastructural development of Ekiti State across board and the provision of enabling environment for small and medium scale enterprises to thrive in the Fountain of Knowledge.
In a related development, the BRF campaign stormed major markets in Ado-Ekiti metropolis on a sensitisation drive ahead of the forthcoming election.
Markets visited included: Irona Market, Bisi Market, King’s Market and New Garage.
Addressing the youth group, Famuyibo said, “We will start with the payment of the backlog of salary arrears and thereafter ensure prompt payment of salaries and emoluments for teachers especially, and all civil servants.
“For the teachers, we will ensure that they get their due promotion as and when due, train and re-train them to meet with international best teaching and learning methods and practices, pay allowances for core subjects and rural posting and make available to them car and housing loans.
“We will also ensure that we create conducive working environment for our civil servants; provide free transportation to and from work and train and re-train them as well. Our government will also ensure that every Ekiti worker gets the ’13th month salary.’
“For our students, we will ensure that school fees are reduced, so that many who are denied education due to high fees can return to school; restore electricity to our campuses, maintain existing infrastructures and provide new ones and ensure adequate accommodation in partnership with investors.”
He said market women, farmers and artisans would also be taken care of by his administration, just as adequate security would be provided for all and sundry.
Pledging their support for his ambition, the youths promised to do everything within their powers to ensure that Otunba Famuyibo succeeds in his quest.
At the markets, market men and women enthusiastically welcomed the campaign team and pledged their support for BRF’s aspiration.
A market woman, Mrs Janet Akinremi, said that Ekiti residents are tired of the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which she claimed had disappointed the people.
“She said, “My brother, it is high time we give another party a chance and see what they can offer.
“The PDP and the APC have failed us. The Accord Party, BRF, has done so much for Ekiti, even when he has never given any government, either at the state or national level and if he can do the so much he has done without being in government, you can imagine what he would do when he has the people’s mandate. We will support him to achieve this.”