Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose says the demolition of structures for the execution of urban renewal projects in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, should not be seen as act of wickedness.
He, therefore, called on his critics to stop playing politics with the issue, while appealing to the people concerned to see it as sacrifice for the overall development of the state.
Fayose spoke when the executive members of the Ado Progressive Union (APU) paid him a courtesy call. The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, quoted him as saying urban renewal is seen globally as a means of revitalizing and providing modern social amenities. “Whatever we do now, posterity will judge us in the end. Ado-Ekiti as the capital of our state is the sitting room for the state and we need to set the pace for others to emulate tomorrow. The best of Ado is yet to come. It is my prayer that the whole state knows that those who will lead the state are people who will consolidate on the progress being made,” he said.
Earlier, the National President of APU, Chief Obafemi Ojo, said the team came to appreciate the governor for the great job he was doing in Ado-Ekiti and Ekiti State in general.