By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for the July 14 governorship election, Prof Kolapo Olusola, has promised the electorate that he wonâ€™t deviate from the populist approachÂ to governance as exemplified in the leadership style of his boss, Mr Ayodele Fayose.
Olusola saidÂ he would build on the relationship that had been laid by his principal with the people of the state by ensuring that their moods were adequately gaugedÂ before siting any project.
He said he would be strategic in planning by consulting widely and know where the shoe pinches to know the exact project to site in any
town, assuring that this wonâ€™t be done arbitrarily the way the past administrations allegedly did.
He said these on FridayÂ while commissioning two blocks of market stalls andÂ four bore holes donatedÂ to Ifaki Ekiti by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Modupe Alade.
Olusola lauded Alade for the projects, saying these were done in line with the grassroots approach adopted by Fayose in project execution in Ekiti.
â€œThere is no way you can pass through Governor Fayose that you wonâ€™t value development. Mrs. Alade did these for his people based on request and that accounted for the popularity of our leader and his government.
â€œI want you to support our government in the coming election, so these good projects can continue. Let me assure you today, I will never derail or renege on the populist approach laid down by Governor Fayose
if you vote for us in the coming electionâ€, he said.
Alade descended heavily on the immediate past government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi forÂ scrapping the University of Science and Technology established by former governor Segun Oni in the community.
Alade alsoÂ upbraided Fayemiâ€™s governmentÂ for
abolishingÂ the only radio station in the town, saying : â€œThese will make our people resolute to vote for Prof. Olusola in this election.â€
Alade promised thatÂ she would continue to execute projects that would be in the corporate interest of the town to support Fayoseâ€™s government.
The SSG said she was motivated by the good work of Governor Fayose to give back to her communityÂ by embarking on the projects that will be beneficialÂ to her people.
She said: â€œThe market buildings were requested by my people when the market stalls in this market became inadequate. The boreholes were
also drilled to meet the water need of the people.
â€œEarly last year, I empowered 900 youths in Ido Osi local government with some funds so as to make them self-reliant.
â€œI have also been giving social security and empowerment to aged people in the two wards in Ifaki Ekiti since my appointment three and
half years ago, who have been receiving financial benefit from me on monthly basis.
â€œIfaki community is grateful to Governor Fayose for my appointment and that of the Chairman of Ido/Osi local government, Hon Tunde Aladegbamiâ€.