Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
No fewer than a hundred associations making up the Ekiti State private sectors union on Wednesday pledged their support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The union led by its chairman, Mr Gbenga Abiodun organised a rally in Ado Ekiti to support the re-election of the president; hinging the decision on Buhari’s fight against corruption which the union said has halted the exogenous leakages in all sectors of the economy.
Abiodun urged Ekiti people to re-elect Buhari so that the state could benefit from the laudable programmes of the federal government such as the extension of the proposed rail project to Ekiti which will in no small measure boost the economy of the state when completed.
He also identified the N-power programme for the unemployed, trader moni, school feeding programme and the rehabilitation of Akure-Ado Ekiti-Ikare road among other programmes which the State would gain from the administration.
“We are requesting for more federal presence in terms of loan/grant for the private sectors union, infrastructural development, tourism, agriculture and more dividends of democracy and more importantly refund of fund expended of federal roads in Ekiti State. We are assuring President Buhari of his re-election into office in 2019 and we are pledging our support for the project”, he said.
Responding, the State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi urged Ekiti people to vote en-masse for President Buhari; stressing that the president would continue to work for the development of the country and liberation of the masses.
Fayemi who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji said those who are against Buhari’s re-election are the enemies of the country who wanted to continue to loot the nation’s economy after their 16-year rule.
While appreciating their support for the president, Dr Fayemi assured that the private sector union would be allowed participation in governance in the State; stating that development cannot thrive when the private sector is paralysed.
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