Oba Joseph Adebayo Adewole

Re-Visit the Blueprint to Ensure Spread of Development in Ekiti – Ajero


Oba Joseph Adebayo Adewole, the Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti in Ekiti State, south-west Nigeria on Tuesday, July 26, called on the State Governor-elect, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, to review the Ekiti State blueprint for development put together by the committee for the creation of the State. This, the monarchs said, would guide him, as he prepares to take over the mantle of leadership on Saturday, October 16.

Speaking on behalf of the Ijero Local Government Council of Traditional Rulers, during the ‘thank you visit by the Governor-Elect, his deputy and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oba Joseph Adebayo Adewole, the Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti, expressed satisfaction on Oyebanji’s emergence as Governor-elect because of his involvement in the process that led to the creation of Ekiti State in 1996.

“The emergence of His Excellency, Abiodun Oyebanji as Governor is not only a reward for patriotism but an answer to many years of prayers that a home-grown person, who understands the nitty-gritty of Ekiti creation and how to go about Ekiti Development becomes our leader.

“BAO was with us at the beginning as Secretary of the Committee for the Creation of Ekiti State and he’s well acquainted with the original blueprint on Ekiti Development. On this occasion and as he sets to assume office, I want to advise our Governor-Elect to re-visit the blueprint to ensure the spread of development in Ekiti,” Ajero said.

Earlier, the Governor-elect had urged the traditional rulers to always see him and his deputy as their children and to always call their attention, anytime they considered it necessary, to offer advice on any lapses in the administration.

Speaking further, Oyebanji assured the royal fathers that they would be accorded due recognition in his administration and won’t be left out in the scheme of things.

He called on party members to show love to all by extending hands of fellowship to members of other parties who may want to come into the progressive fold. “I am pleading with our members to extend the hand of love to those that are aggrieved and even new members ahead of next year’s elections,” he said.

In Ijero, Efon and Aramoko, traditional rulers, market women and some groups commemorated the visit by presenting various gifts to the Governor-elect.

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