By Dapo Akinrefon and Gbenga Ariyibi
FORMER Governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni, took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Mr Ayo Fayose, over the latter’s claim that he is now a changed man.
In an interview with Vanguard, Oni said he is opposing the candidacy of Mr Fayose because the candidate had changed for the worse.
Oni said: “He (Fayose) claims to have changed. When you know his sponsors and how he ‘won’ the PDP primaries and those sponsoring him, you will know that he has changed for the worse.”
Explaining why he left the PDP, he continued: “As far as the PDP is concerned, I did everything I could do to give the party a chance to pick a candidate that we can work with, that we can be proud of, that we can show to generations that are coming behind, as someone that we can recommend as role model for them. When the PDP decided what its own options would be, we had no alternative but to make up our mind, rigidly, to toe the path that we have now chosen.”
Fayemi has improved education sector — KFCO
THE Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation has commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for giving the education sector a boost. Apparently reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose’s criticism of Fayemi’s education policy, where he said Fayemi has taken education to the lowest ebb.
In a statement by its Spokesman, Mr Dimeji Daniels, KFCO said the people of the state have been reaping from the fruit of the education policy planted by Fayemi’s administration to the fullest. It described the administration’s relationship with teachers as encouraging and productive in the history of the state.
The statement said Fayemi had in 2011 reversed the scrapping of the office of Tutor-General carried out by a previous PDP administration in the state by appointing three tutors-general to superintend over the three senatorial districts in the state
The three were later promoted to the position of permanent secretaries in 2013.
Daniels said contrary to Fayose’s claims that Fayemi had not been fair to teachers, the present administration had done more for teachers than in all the years from 1996 when the state was created till 2010 when Dr. Kayode Fayemi took over the mantle of leadership
He added that the salary package of teachers in the state has tripled as against the Fayose era when there was no increase in salaries for almost four years.