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Fayemi pledges to empower Ekiti rural folk

02 May 2014, 14:00

Ekiti - Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has promised to empower more rural communities to boost the local economy.

The governor, who is seeking re-election in June, said  if rural dwellers are well-empowered, they would be self-dependent enough to cater to their needs and those of their families.

He said this during his campaign tour to four communities in Gbonyin Local Government area of the state.

Communities the governor's campaign team visited include Iro, Egbe, Imesi and Agbado where the premier was received by residents who promised to retain him into office.

Addressing the people of Egbe-Ekiti,  Fayemi said his government had provided basic amenities such as roads and quality health care, among others, in rural areas in the state to make life easier for the people in those communities.

He added that increased empowerment of the people in rural areas would be a major programme of his second term in office.

Fayemi also said the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the best platform for the consolidation of the transformation being witnessed in the state.

He urged the people of Egbe not to be intimidated and stand by their votes.

"Nobody can intimidate you here, there is no way you can see the right way and head into the bush. There is light in Ekiti, we are no longer in darkness.

"We are already witnessing progress in Ekiti and we will never retrogress again. We have done a lot but there is still more to do and by the grace of God on June 21, something great will happen through your votes for the APC.

- CAJ News

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