Ado-Ekiti—Teachers in Ekiti state have been assured that their glory allegedly trampled on by the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress, APC-led government will be restored.
The Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP 2014 governorship candidate, Mr Ayo Fayose stated this at a rally organised by the Coalition of Ekiti Youth for Fayose held in Ado Ekiti weekend.
According to a statement by Fayose’s spokesman, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the former governor who governed the state between 2003 and 2006 said he valued Ekiti teachers much, stressing; “these same teachers humiliated by the APC government, I used to transform the education and return Ekiti to the first position in WAEC and NECO exams in South West as opposed to the 36th position I met the state in 2003 when I took over from Niyi Adebayo.”
The PDP candidate said that to raise the status of teachers, he created the office of Tutor-general, elevated teachers’ day to a carnival and rewarded excellence.
Fayose continued; “I will do more to make teachers happy and comfortable. Cases of victimisation will be looked into.
“But I am appealing to the teachers to go and collect their voter’s cards. The card is your only weapon to return me as your governor.
“I am also appealing to all eligible voters in the state not to surrender their cards to anybody.”
Earlier, the leader of the coalition, Mr Wale Ayeni said the PDP youths in the state had resolved to support Fayose to win the election because he was the most experienced, qualified and competent of all the aspirants that had jostled for the ticket.