By Rotimi Ojomoyela
THE aspiration of the Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr Kayode Fayemi, received a boost yesterday, as 25 political parties operating in Ekiti State adopted him as their candidate for the July 14 governorship election.
The parties praised President Muhammadu Buhari for reducing corruption in the country, saying this will help to stabilise the country economically within the next few years.
Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti, KOWA Party State Chairman and spokesman of the group, Pastor Ade Ogunkolade, said they took the action after looking at Fayemi’s credentials, which they described as superlative and sparkling.
Prominent among the parties that members of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP are Action Alliance(AA), Alliance for Democracy(AD), African Democratic Congress(ADC), National Conscience Party(NCP), All Progressives Congress(APC), Advanced Congress of Democrats(ACD), National Action Congress(NAC), among others. Ogunkolade said Fayemi was the first governor to introduce free education up to the secondary level in the state unlike now when kindergartens were being mandated to pay taxes even in private schools .
He said apart from declaring free education for pupils, that Fayemi also created avenues for employments of youths, such as the State Peace Corps, Volunteer Corps, Social Security scheme, among other policies that affected the lives of the masses positively.
He said: “After careful studies of all these achievements, the CNPP decided to give him all the necessary support and strongly advise Ekiti people to come out on Saturday and vote massively for Dr Fayemi to return Ekiti to the golden age of abundance.’’