– The Ekiti state governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, promises to make a difference in the life of the people the moment he assumes office on October 16
– He says he will commence work immediately he is sworn into office
– Fayose abandons presidential ambition
The Ekiti state governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, has said he is leaving Governor Ayo Fayose and his regime to God despite the N117 billion debt profile his coming administration is to inherit.
Vanguard reports that Fayemi made the statement on Friday night, September 7, in reaction to the latest debt figure released by the Debt Management Office (DMO) which stated that the debt profile increased from N18 billion Fayose inherited from Fayemi in 2014 to N117 billion.
The governor-elect promised to make a difference in the life of the people the moment he assumed office on October 16.
Fayemi who received the report of the transition committee set up to facilitate smooth change of government, noted that his coming administration is focused on the agenda to make a difference in the lives of our people.
“The chairman (of the committee) talks about liabilities, that is what government is all about, assets and liabilities, government is a continuum,” the governor elect said.
“We are not unmindful of the fact that there will be debts but we are focused on our agenda to make a difference in the lives of our people. “So for us, we leave whatever that is done by the outgoing government to God and God will handle that in the best way possible.
“We want to focus on making the difference in the life of our people, so our people remain our priority.
“We hope some reason will prevail between now and inauguration day for the outgoing government to come up with the information this committee has been asking for since it was inaugurated.”
Fayemi disclosed that he spoke with some development partners and investors willing to work with his government during a recent trip to China who demanded the report of the committee.
He said he will commence work immediately he is sworn into office on October 16 and charged aspirants to national and state legislatures in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to familiarise themselves with the report of the committee.
He gave the hint about the development when he received the duo of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and former minister Kashim Taminu, on Saturday, September 8, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor, who was the first to indicate his interest for the highest political office, said he dropped the ambition as a mark of sympathy and concern for his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, who lost in the last gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
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