The July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State took an interesting dimension as beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-Power scheme yesterday campaigned for the Deputy Governor Olusola Kolapo Eleka.
The governor had, some months ago, promised many of the N-Power beneficiaries in the state permanent jobs and they anxiously expect fullfilment of it.
Two factions of the N-Power beneficiaries, those for President Muhammadu Buhari and others for Governor Ayodele Fayose and his deputy, Olusola, held campaign rallies in support of their respective benefactors.
While those for the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigned for Buhari and showed appreciation in the rally held in Ado Ekiti, many of their colleagues also displayed placards with inscriptions such as : “ ‘Fayose leads, we follow, ‘Olusola Eleka for governor, 2018’ , ‘Support continuity agenda’and ‘Fayose leads, we follow’, among others.
The drama began as early as 8:30am when beneficiaries of the N-Power, numbering over 3,000, gathered in front of the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, along Adebayo Road, for the pro- Buhari and pro-Fayose rallies.
The development almost resulted in a clash between the two groups but security men on ground were on top of their game as they ensured there was no rancour.