Ekiti residents welcome Fayose’s return

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ADO-EKITI – A cross section of Ado-Ekiti residents Sunday congratulated the governor-elect, Mr Ayo Fayose, over his  election as  governor of  Ekiti State.

Fayose, the PDP flagbearer in the election, polled  203, 090   of the 350,256 votes cast.

The residents, who spoke to NAN in separate interviews, urged the governor-elect  to re-introduce  some of  the  laudable initiatives  he executed during his first term between 2003 and 2006.

Ayo Adejorin, a school proprietor, told  NAN he travelled to Ado-Ekiti from Ilesa  to Fayose’s  victory, saying,  “ He is a good man, a friend of the poor.”

“He walks on the streets, asks about their problems and takes care of  them,” he said.

“When I was in school, he reduced school fees  to N25,000;  that is students like him,’’ said Adejorin,  a psychology graduate of  Ekiti State University.

“He was always telling us that for him,  the party is not the issue;  I am for the people.

“When he makes promises, he ensures  that he delivers. He loves poor people, especially  the elderly, ’’  he added.

A civil servant,  Taiwo Adenuga, appealed to the governor-elect to revive the health programme he implemented during his first term.

“When he was governor, some people needed to have  surgery and he put in place programmes to execute this.

“Many people, who had hernia, goitre and other ailments needed surgery, but  could not  undergo the operation  before he left office,’’ he said.

Some youths , however,  called on the governor-elect  to establish viable industries that would assist in tackling  unemployment.

A leader, Olajide Jegede, said the state’s huge youth population was expecting  Fayose to create new jobs.

Another youth leader,  Ajayi Francis, called on the youths to unite  and create an atmosphere conducive for the administration  to assist them in fulfilling  their ambition.

He also urged Fayose  to use his second term  as the governor  to construct more roads and  open  up the  areas  to enhance socio-economic  activities. (NAN)