Ekiti Decides: What Fayemi Said About His Victory

Kayode Fayemi
Dr Kayode Fayemi

THE governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described his victory in the July 14 governorship election as one “for reclaiming the land and restoring state’s values.”

Fayemi spoke on Sunday while addressing the newsmen in Isan-Ekiti shortly after he was declared the winner of the governorship election.

He said: “The victory of this election, I believe, is for reclaiming the land and restoring the values of our people.

“Our values in Ekiti are respect for our leaders, commitment to our people, non-brigandage, nor criminality and so on.

”This victory is a victory for all, it is not a victory for only Gov. Kayode Fayemi, it is a victory for all the Ekiti people.’’

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Fayemi also described his victory as significant to the future of democracy in Nigeria, saying: “This was just not an Ekiti election, I want people to understand that this election has a lot of significance to the future of democracy in Nigeria.

”The fact that we have witnessed a free, fair and transparent election process has huge importance for similar exercises like Osun State next door to us and eventually the national elections in February 2019,” he said.

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