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Fayemi urges unity as Ekiti Caucus in N’Assembly lauds role in strengthening democracy



Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged Nigerians to eschew acts that could lead to disintegration of the country.

Fayemi, who spoke when members of the Ekiti Caucus of the National Assembly felicitated with him on his birthday in Abuja, said it behoves Nigerians to work assiduously to enhance the unity of the country.

He said that the country could only triumph when people put hands together and do whatever they could to strengthen the bridge of togetherness.

The governor said politics should not be about party but ideas and ideals.


“It is about what would make a difference to our people. None of the two parties or any of the parties that we have is there yet. We are still platforms. What we need is an organic party structure that really speaks to the yearnings of the people. A lot more strongly than we do at the moment,” he said.

The governor expressed gratitude for the gesture to honour him by the National Assembly members.

Bamidele Opeyemi, who led the Caucus, commended Fayemi for piloting the affairs of the state since he assumed the helm of affairs within the last three years.

IN another development, a member of the House of Representatives representing Ado/Irepodun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency of Ekiti State, Mr. Sola Fatoba, has said Nigerians have no reason travelling abroad to seek medical help with avalanche of medical facilities and resources in the country.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker also described the agitations by Nigerians for a state police and legislative autonomy for state Assemblies, saying that such calls were legitimate demands.

Fatoba spoke in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, while commissioning N450 million worth of projects he built and donated as democracy dividends to his constituency.

He said that some of the projects centred on health and education because of the high priority placed on the two pivotal sectors by residents of the state.


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