Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has said he would not impose any candidate on the people in the December local government election in the state, promising to be fair to all contestants.

In preparation for the 2024 Appropriation Bill, Oyebanji said his government will be strategic in the execution of projects and that whatever is undertaken will be based on collective requests from communities and local governments.

Governor Oyebanji stated this on Monday in Ido Ekiti, during a Town Hall Meeting with stakeholders in Ekiti North Senatorial District, comprising Ido/Osi, Moba, Ilejemeje, Ikole, and Oye local government areas, in preparation for the 2024 budget.

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He said, “I will be fair to all of you. I am a process person, so nobody should put me under pressure because the party has been handed into the hands of the leaders. They are the owners of the party, so all of you, particularly the contestants, must cooperate with them. I am not going to impose on anybody.

“Many of you are now scrambling for council positions because you now consider it juicier, even than commissionership. Whoever doesn’t respect the leaders of the party will mismanage the councils if elected. I have instructed the leaders to take charge. Those running from pillar to post, I wish them well, but I am with the party,” he said.

Responding to the demands made by the representatives of each council area, Governor Oyebanji said he promised during the electioneering that his government would be inclusive and a replica of the immediate past government of Governor Kayode Fayemi, which believed firmly in the people as the powerhouse of any administration.

“I am going to deliver everything I promised the Ekiti people. I am not going to be distracted. I have my plans and I will follow it to the letter. You are my employer and I owe it a duty to always come and feed you back.”



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