Jonathan To Visit Ekiti For Fayose’s Campaign Flag-OffFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan is to storm Ekiti with other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to flag off the governorship campaign in the state, the PDP governorship Candidate in Ekiti, Ayo Fayose has said.
He made this known in Ado Ekiti when addressing a crowd of supporters who trooped out to welcome him from his return to Ekiti from Abuja.
The PDP flagbearer appealed to the people of the state to vote massively for the party during the June 21, governorship election.
He promised to improve on his performance during his first tenure, adding that he would put in place policies and programmes that would promote socio-economic and political development of the state.
He said that the “tumultuous’’ crowd that came to welcome him back home was an indication that he was a man of the people and grassroots politician.
Fayose said he went to Abuja to collect his certificate of return as the PDP bonafide candidate for June21 governorship election in the state.
He disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan would be in the state in two weeks time to affirm his candidature as well as inaugurate his campaign office.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fayose, who had been in Abuja since his emergence as PDP candidate on March 22, arrived Ikere-Ekiti in an helicopter at exactly 2:00pm.
Fayose trekked for about three hours from Ikere-Ekiti to Ado-Ekiti in a journey that could have lasted 10 minutes with a car.
NAN also reports that during the long procession traders in Ado-Ekiti closed their shops and joined the welcome party.
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