Ekiti Development Forum, a support group of former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has initiated a unique campaign strategy through a 30 minute radio programme, focused on the vision and mission, and cores values of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development.
In Thursday’s edition, the speaker and the convener of the group, Barrister Aribasoye highlighted three focal areas of the operation of EDF, which he listed as
1. Human Rights
2. Empowerment/reducing poverty in Ekiti
3. Politics and electoral process
Furthermore, the speaker spoke extensively on the adoption of the candidacy of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi by EDF based on his antecedents which is in tandem with the ideals of the group.
He also focused on the various achievements of his administration which includes.
a. Social security for the elderly
b. Infrastructural development: 5km roads across the local governments done twice, civic center already abandoned by the present administration, state pavilion etc
c. Free health for pregnant women and children btw 0-5yrs
d. Tourism development :Ikogosi warm spring, Arinta Water falls
e. Free Education for students from primary one to ss3 plus distribution of free laptops etc
Youth empowerment : Peace Corps which has about 10,000 youth, youth volunteer, Ekstma, YCAD -Youth in commercial Agriculture development, oversea training for selected(3 per local government) youths across the state, using the South African model.
EDF later called on the entire citizen to vote for the APC candidate on the July14 governorship election for the general good of the state.
Barrister Aribasoye also announced that the first phase of the group’s empowerment programme, will hold on Tuesday May 28, 2018.