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Ekiti 2014: Fayose promises to return Agric Dev. Project to Ikole

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Dr. Ayodele Fayose has described the movement of the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) out of Ikole-Ekiti as an injustice to the entire people of Egbeoba Kingdom, promising to address the injustice by returning the institution to Ikole within one month of his assumption of office.

Fayose, who was addressing a mammoth crowd of PDP supporters in Ikole-Ekiti on Saturday, said there was no justification for the ADP to have been moved to Governor Kayode Fayemi's hometown, Isan-Ekiti in the first place.

The ADP, which was sited in Ikole-Ekiti over 40 years ago was moved to Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government by the Fayemi-led administration.

Fayose however promised to return the ADP to its original location in Ikole, saying; "Ikole Ekiti is the traditional home of the Agricultural Development Project and I want to assure that within the first one month of my assumption of office, I will return the ADP that they took away back to Ikole-Ekiti."

He also promised to dualised the major township road in Ikole-Ekiti, saying that will give the town the total face-lift that it deserved.

"Some people have come here to deceive the Ikole people by promising to give them what does not belong to them, but I won't come here to deceive you by saying what I will not do.

Fayose, who had on Wednesday, visited the Elekole of Ikole-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Fasiku in his palace, where he was prayed for by the monarch and his chiefs, debunked the insinuation that he maltreated the immediate past Elekole, Oba Adetunla Adeleye when he was governor.

He said; "I was very close to the late Elekole, and even now that he is dead, his spirit will attest to all the good things that I did for him when he was alive.

"My promise to Ikole people is that you will see governance in action. We will provide jobs for our youths so that they will be able to feed their aged parents, and we will also tackle our education sector that is now comatose.

"Most importantly, my government will make the Local Councils function well by conducting elections into the local councils."