The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs Monisade Afuye, has insisted that the overwhelming victory recorded by the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s House of Assembly election, confirmed that the ruling party has no viable opposition in the state.
Afuye added that the clearing of 24 out of the 26 assembly seats, was a loud and clear validation of the Governor Biodun Oyebanji-led government by the Ekiti people.
Afuye, according to a statement by her Media Aide, Victor Ogunje, made the comment during a political rally held across the two constituencies in the town to celebrate the victories of the APC candidates, on Sunday.
In the contest, Babatunde Lawrence Oke and Tunde Idowu were elected in Ikere constituencies 1 and 2 respectively.
The early morning procession, which was kick-started with a long convoy of vehicles, numbering over 50, on Sunday, moved around popular areas like Moshood road, Odo Oja, Oke Osun, Ajolagun, Oke Ikere, among others, to appreciate the voters for electing the candidates.
The highly ecstatic Deputy Governor appealed to the lawmakers-elects not to disappoint the populace that threw them up through the ballot.
She said the coming assembly members must come with a mindset and strong conviction to partner with Governor Oyebanji to strengthen the economy and deliver democratic dividends to the people.
Mrs Afuye, said; “This is a sweet victory for all of us in Ikere Ekiti and the progressive fold across Ekiti, and even Nigeria, with the emergence of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the incoming leader of the nation.
“Our people didn’t just do us proud in the assembly poll, they did the same in the last presidential and National Assembly election, where we won the presidential, three Senate and six House of Representatives seats.
“There is nothing wrong in APC winning all elections in Ekiti. Governor Oyebanji is laying a solid foundation for the actualisation of this through his performance, receptiveness to the opposition and humility.
“Don’t discriminate. Let us begin to curry the favour of those in the opposition. Let us open our doors to them so that they can join us.
“To the winners, make sure you give our people the best representation they deserved. Don’t put our party to shame. Be ready to accommodate everybody and do the little you can to better their lives”.
Speaking on behalf of the winners, the lawmaker representing Ikere constituency 2, who got reelected, Tunde Idowu, pledged his loyalty to the community, saying he would do all within his capacity to deliver and meet the expectations of the people.
Idowu added that he had garnered a lot of experience in legislation and politics in the last four years and that this will guide him to having a better representation and making a positive impact in the assembly and his constituency.