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LG Poll ‘ll Take Pressure Off Me – Fayose

Posted: Nov 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Yaqoub Popoola
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose,has adduced reasons for his avowed commitment to hold Local Government Elections in the state saying it would take pressure off him.
The who also  emphasised the need for the country to have virile and functional local government system, just as he reiterated the determination of his administration to conduct local government election in the state.
He spoke on Sunday during an interdenominational thanksgiving service to mark his 55th birthday in Ado-Ekiti.
Fayose explained that once elected leaders are installed at the local government levels,the pressure coming from the grassroots would certain,y reduced.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor noted that a virile local government system would take a lot of pressure from the state level.
“Not everybody can come to Ado-Ekiti to see the governor, but people at local level can readily relate with council bosses. Moreover, the state cannot do all things, it is the local government that will complement that.
“We are therefore committed to a virile local government system and we are going to hold local government elections in this state by December 19 this year by the grace of God.
“If it is only one political party that is ready to take part in the poll, no problem. Boycotting election has never been used to annul elections in the country, ” he added.
Assessing his life, Fayose said he was grateful to God for his grace.
“I have passed through a lot of trying periods, but I thank God for his mercies. And I am grateful for giving me a wife who stands in the gap for me always. I appreciate all the people in my life, for without you there would be no Ayo Fayose,” he said.
In his sermon, Pastor Seyi Olusola, called on people to count their blessings and give thanks to God.
in the prayer session,the Deputy Governor, Dr Kolapo Olusola, who is also a cleric in the Christ Apostolic Church of God, called for more anointing of God in the life of the governor for him to take the state to greater heights.
The occasion also witnessed a reception at the Government House grounds which was attended by a lot of dignitaries including former ministers Dayo Adeyeye and Tunde Omotoba.
Also in attendance were former deputy governors Paul Alabi, Abiodun Aluko, Bisi Omoyeni and Abiodun Olujimi.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, led members of the Assembly to the event.