By Gbenga Sodeinde, Senior Correspondent, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, 8th May, 2014, took his campaign for votes to farmsteads and rural communities surrounding Ado-Ekiti with a pledge to provide them more social amenities.
The APC candidate said his administration has brought development to many rural areas but promised better life for rural dwellers if re-elected in the June 21 governorship poll.
Fayemi assured that the second term of his administration would dwell more on rural transformation.
The communities visited by the Governor’s campaign train include: Temidire, Bolorunduro, Ago-Aduloju, Ago-Ologunja and Igirigiri.
Shortly before Fayemi reached the communities, residents of Ado Ekiti city centre such as lrona, Matthew Street, Odo Ado and Erifun trooped out in large numbers to cheer the governor’s campaign train.
Many houses and business centres bore the campaign posters of the governor as residents turned the neighbourhoods to scenes of big carnivals.
Canvassing for votes of the people of Temidire, the governor pledged to construct the major road linking the settlement to other neighboring communities, assuring them that more teachers would be posted to the community’s primary school.
Listening to complaints of lack of staff quarters in the basic health centre, Fayemi promised to build a residential quarters in the health facility to ensure that 24-hour medical services are rendered.
Making a stopover at Ago Aduloju, residents of the community praised Fayemi for constructing a new bridge over Ogbese River, replacing what is believed to be the oldest bridge in the state which had been left in state of disrepair for several decades.
The people of Ago Aduloju also praised Fayemi for constructing the road over the bridge despite the fact that the road is a federal road which leads to Ikare in Ondo State.
The governor promised to look into the construction of speed-breakers on the road to check dangerous driving and prevent avoidable deaths of members of the community.
The APC standard-bearer urged residents of the community to vote “for a government that loves the masses and is ready to work for the people”.
Fayemi said, “You have to vote for a government that loves the masses and a government that’s ready to work for you. The APC government is ever ready to work for you.
“If you play your own role by voting for us, we will play our own role by carrying out our responsibilities of providing good governance.”
Responding to a request for a secondary school in the community, Fayemi advised the people to immediately direct their request to the Office of the Deputy Governor for prompt action by the government.