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Fayose Wants Prime Ministerial Portfolio For Ekiti

Posted: Oct 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to assign the representative of Ekiti State to one of the “Grade A” ministries. His reason is that Ekiti State, being one of the most recently created states in the country, deserves a ministerial portfolio that will have direct impact on the people, and not just a minister for the sake of federal character.”

Fayose, in a statement issued on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, was quick to point out that his position was not to favour any individual but in the collective interest of Ekiti people. This is in view of the fact that the minister designate from the state, Kayode Fayemi, is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the opposition party in the state.

He said all Ekiti indigenes must work together for the betterment of the State, not minding their political interests, adding that; “My interest, first and foremost is the collective good of Ekiti State and its people and I will continue to lend my voice to the promotion of Ekiti interests.”

“We don’t want just a ministry, we want a ministry that will be of direct benefit to our people and I am urging President Buhari to be mindful of our people’s expectation when allocating portfolios to the ministers designate.

“Our people want one of the best ministries where developmental efforts of the State government can be adequately complemented, not just a ministry that will only be of benefit to the minister and his immediate family members,” the governor said.