Ekiti - The newly- elected governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, pledged to serve a single term in office.
This is his second spell as premier having assumed a similar role in 2003.
He was the governor of the state in 2003 but was impeached by the state assembly in 2006 over allegation of financial impropriety.
The newly elected governor is still facing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the alleged funds he misappropriated during his tenure as governor.
Speaking immediately after the announcement of his victory by the electoral commission, Fayose said he will only serve for one term of four years.
“The constitution does not allow me to run for a second term, you cannot take the oath of office three times. I have taken one and I will soon take the second one and will find my way back to my house,” said the governor-elect.
“I have chosen a deputy governor who I told from the beginning that we will both leave Government House together. I don’t want a deputy governor that will start playing politics behind when I am in government and cause distraction. I do not want that again. My deputy governor is practically here to work with me and look after certain things for me and ensure that we succeed."
On his plans for Ekiti State, the governor elect said: “One of the things I want to do in Ekiti state is the flyovers. I want Ekiti to have a flyover at Fajuyi and Matthew junction where traffic will be controlled steadily. I am going to embark on operation ‘Tar all untarred roads’ in Ado Ekiti, the state capital within two years."
He added, “I left office October 16, 2003 and coming back as governor October 16, 2014. My charge to every politician is to target the poor people. They will not come and ask you for contracts, all they want is to have their lives improved, to which they believe I have an answer."
- CAJ News
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