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Fayemi’s loss a mystery, says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Woke Soyinka, has described the loss of the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the June 21 governorship election as a mystery which the All Progressives Congress must unravel.
He said with the various programmes and legacy projects put in place by him, his successor must continue on the path of development.
He stated this during the inauguration of the new Government House known as ‘Ayoba Villa’ in Ado Ekiti on Sunday.
Fayemi said he had no apology for all he did in government.
He said it was up to his successor to “either honour or desecrate the legacy the APC government is leaving behind.
“For us anyway, in the last four years, it has been truth, sacrifice with integrity, honour, compassion, commitment to good governance and competence in public office.

“For us public office remains the highest form of duty. We have no apology for all we have done. We thank our people for the solidarity and support.”
In his remarks, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, said posterity would be a better judge that Fayemi ruled Ekiti state in dignified ways to the extent that he left indelible marks in the State.
Tambuwal added that Fayemi combined good governance and politics; saying that despite losing election, the governor still continued to deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
The APC National Chairman, Chief Jide Awe, at the event reassured that the party will continue to galvanise and mobilise to reclaim the state, saying that, “Victory is certain.”
He said, “He (Fayemi) has rescued a lot of projects from the jaw of stomach infrastructure to have made them real social infrastructure. To us in APC, It is not over yet, we are matching forward. There might be temporary eclipse, after this eclipse comes sunshine.
“We have done a lot in this state through our governor and government that posterity will not forget us. The state belongs to us. We will continue to struggle to ensure that we achieve our ideals for this state.
“We will continue to galvanise and mobilise our party for greater height. I want to assure that victory is achieved already. Victory is certain,” Awe added.
Soyinka, who, expressed bewilderment at the outcome of the June 21 election said, “Somewhere something went wrong and it has to be corrected. That is the message I have for all of you. Be patient but at the same time be watchful.
He advised the people to put aside all the mystery surrounding the loss and continue to build on the “good foundation” Fayemi had established.
Soyinka added, “Many people within and outside Ekiti were mystified. There is a clarity in my mind. That clarity had been demonstrated today and has been manifested in the four years of Fayemi.
“My own message is that put the mystery aside and the emotional attachment. Continue to build on the foundation that has been laid by him. The state has been resurrected in a way that all of us should be proud of.
“I’m glad that there is no sadness on the face of anybody. I’m happy I do not perceive any iota of regret on the face of anyone. That is the way it should be.”

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