By Jubril Bada
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and member of the Board of Trustee, BoT, of the party in Ondo State, Chief Jamiu Ekungba has advised the newly sworn in Ekiti State Governor Mr. Biodun Oyebanji not to allow distraction in his government from implementing electoral promises, which he was elected for.
Ekungba made the advice in a telephone interview with The Hope.
Oyebanji was on Sunday sworn in as the fifth democratically elected Governor of Ekiti State.
He succeeded Kayode Fayemi, who served as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF.
The party chieftain of the party urged him not to allow what will distract his attention from being a progressive governor by serving the masses more than the elite.
According to him, the APC as a party with ideology of progressive meant to implement programmes that will serve masses more than the elite.
The BoT member, who charged Oyebanji on the need to consider Ekiti people, Yoruba nation and Nigeria respectively in his administration, expressed confidence in him to give the best to the people as the former Secretary to the State Government.
“Consequently, everything in that government (immediate past government) he knows and governance is not new to him. The administration is going to be very smooth for him by the grace of God.
“The swearing-in of the new governor in Ekiti State further reassures and reinforces our hope in achieving the best for the APC presidential candidate,” he said.
He implored him to focus on his developmental programmes of infrastructure, agriculture, rural development, industrialisation, security and governance among others for the interest of the people.
Ekungba called on APC members in the state to give Oyebanji their support to pick the best hands and brains and not be selfish in their recommendations so that he can implement his electoral promises.
“Right peg that can be in right hole in Ekiti cannot be a shortage. APC should cooperate with him and should not be selfish in their recommendation.
” They should get right people for him to implement programmes that are going to be progressive,” he noted.