Market women pledge support for Fayemi
From Victor Akinkuolie Ado-Ekiti
Traders at the Erekesan Market in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, have pledged their continued support for Governor Kayode Fayemi and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They made the pledge during an unscheduled visit to the market complex and its adjoining land by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, on Tuesday.
The traders said the policies implemented so far by Fayemi since coming to power has made life easier for them and boost sales, most especially the prompt payment of workers’ salaries which has positively affected their businesses.
They, however, rejected the uncompleted market complex built by the administration of former Governor Ayo Fayose which they described as “expensive and having very dark interior.”
The traders urged the government to build smaller and affordable shops for them as many of them are petty traders who can not afford spaces in the uncompleted market complex.
Impressed with the policies and programmes of the Fayemi administration, they promised to continue to vote APC in the future elections describing the governor as the “real friend of the masses.”
Responding, Egbeyemi promised to convey their message to his boss describing Fayemi as a “compassionate man and a listening governor.”
The deputy governor said the people of Ekiti State have been witnessing good governance since Fayemi came on board urging them to continue their support for the governor to take Ekiti to greater heights.
Egbeyemi was joined on the inspection tour by the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Febisola Adewale and Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Ademiloye Fasiku.