.Begs Ekiti indigenes to use Lagos as template for 2018 election
Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has named the new Government
House fondly called â€˜The Oke Ayoba Hilltop Mansionâ€™ after the Governor of the defunct Western Region, the late Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo.
Miffed by the frequent domestic violence in the state, the governor scoffed at the situation, threatening to prosecute husbands who beat their wives, saying the state would not condone violence against women in any form.
Fayose stated these at a meeting with beneficiaries of N5,000 social welfare scheme at the government house in Ado Ekiti yesterday day.
He directed that the hilltop mansion should henceforth be known as â€˜General Adeyinka Adebayo House, Oke Ayoba, Ado Ekiti.Fayose said: â€œI have also directed that the new government house and
the general hospital in Iyin Ekiti be named after him. This is not
politics but governance.â€
Fayose also gave a strong warning to men beating their wives to desist, saying he would ensure their prosecution and imprisonment if there is incriminating evidence against them.
â€œWe are against violence against women in Ekiti. If you do it and I
have evidence against you, you will go to prison.
â€œThere are several ways of dealing with a woman. There is zero
tolerance to violence against woman in Ekiti,â€ he stressed.
The governor told the people that there were ongoing projects in 11 of the 16 local government areas, promising to extend to others.
He urged the people to support his government to anoint a successor in office that would continue with his good works.
â€œWhat we need is continuity. Lagos is working and the state is developing. This is because there is continuity in government.
â€œIt is my desire to achieve successes on all fronts. I appeal for your support for my government. I will leave office one day but I will be best remembered for my legacies.
â€œWhen a wrong person is appointed he will destroy all the good works we have done. Never should a wrong person that will leave us in debt be appointed again.
â€œIf power transit to the person we all choose and we will have access to, he will continue the good job. You will be the one to choose the candidate.â€
The governor urged the people to go for continuous voter registration and obtain their voter cards.
With the people behind him, Fayose boasted to defeat the All
Progressives Congress in the state if elections were conducted, even in the face of federal might.
â€œEkiti people donâ€™t pretend, when they like you, they show it to you. No matter how important or relevant you are, you are nothing without the people. My people love me, they love me that Iâ€™m working for them.â€