Buhari Rescued South-West From Political Oblivion — Fayemi
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi , on Wednesday said the South – West was almost going into political oblivion if not for the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 .
Fayemi said the Buhari administration, through concentration of “juicy appointments” in the South- West, redressed the trend of neglect that the zone suffered under former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The governor, who spoke in Ado Ekiti while playing host to the leadership of Artisans , Traders and Allied Technicians ’ Association, Ekiti Chapter, said the February 2019 election would present an opportunity for the zone to reciprocate Buhari ’ s gesture by re -electing him .
He said, “Under President Jonathan, we saw how the Secretary to the Government of the Federation , the minister of finance, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria , and Chief of Staff to the President among others were all concentrated in just two zones in the South while the South- West was abandoned.
“But when President Buhari came on board, he made a South- West person his Vice – President ; the Minister of Works, Power and Housing is from this zone. The Minister of Health and other juicy positions were also allotted to the region .
“So , the coming election is for the liberation of the Yoruba race and only Buhari’ s Presidency can bring about the actualisation of this dream . ”
The leader of the delegation , Mr . Ebenezar Fadipe , presented a letter in which his members adopted Buhari for the 2019 election to Fayemi for onward delivery to the President .
Fadipe said their decision was taken based on the President ’ s achievements and the anti – corruption war.
He said, ” We are particularly elated and impressed with the laudable achievements of Mr . President in the anti – graft war which is being prosecuted zealously.
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