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Fayemi Sworn In As Ekiti Governor, Promises Transparency, Accountability

Fayemi Sworn In As Ekiti Governor, Promises Transparency, Accountability
  • PublishedOctober 16, 2018

Dr Kayode Fayemi has promised the people of Ekiti State that his government will be transparent and accountable.

Fayemi revealed this on Tuesday during his swearing-in as governor of the state, alongside his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi.

The event which was held in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital had in attendance members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including the former National Chairman, John Oyegun.

Fayemi who is a former Minister of Solid Mineral and Development was elected as the governor of the state on July 15, 2018, after defeating his opponent, Fayose’s Deputy and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor Kolapo Olusola, and over 30 others in a keenly contested election.

He was victorious in 11 out of the 16 local government areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes, and edging out his closest rival Olusola who got 178,121 votes by 19,338 votes.

In his inaugural speech, Fayemi said he was ready to transform the state in the areas of agriculture, tourism, infrastructure and education.

He noted that quality health care is important to the people especially the aged and called on residents to join hands with him in achieving the goal.

Fayemi emphasised that he is ready to reclaim the state to achieve greater heights.

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