Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Thursday warned Senators from the state against blocking the nomination of former Governor Kayode Fayemi during the screening of ministerial nominees next week.
The governor gave the warning during a meeting with executives of the Federation of Ekiti State Student Unions (FEESU) in his office in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Describing Ekiti as a “project that belongs to all,” the governor said what he is after is the progress of the state and that everything must be done to support it.
According to him, an Ekiti man is an Ekit man irrespective of his party affiliation, urging the federal lawmakers from the state to play their own part in ensuring that Fayemi is cleared when he appears at the Senate.
Fayose said: “Ekiti is my priority. I call on all the House of Representatives members and senators that went to Abuja from here, some people petitioned the National Assembly stating how Fayemi sunk Ekiti into heavy debts, I have told the members not to do that.
“It is God that judges people, not us. You must support him there. They should not go to the Senate and oppose Kayode Fayemi, no, they must never do that. An Ekiti man is an Ekiti man. I appeal to everybody, you must support him.”
He charged the students to shun acts that could mar their future, saying he would never ask them to engage in party politics or thuggery.
The governor urged them to be mindful of the current financial situation of the state while making their demands, promising to always treat young people with utmost respect and love.
He promised to hand over a brand new bus donated to him during his campaigns to the Ekiti State University Students Union Government and another bus to transport the students to and fro their campus.
Fayose equally gave the assurance that other state-owned institutions would be considered for assistance too.