Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday said that all the ongoing capital
projects in Ekiti State will be completed and inaugurated before he
vacates office on October 16.
The governor said he had resolved
to complete all ongoing projects in consonance with his promise not to
abandon any project embarked upon.
Fayose made the promise while speaking at the 2018 edition of the Annual Udiroko Festival in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
listed the capital projects so far completed and ongoing to include the
One-Kilometre overhead bridge in Ado Ekiti, the new state High Court
complex, the new Governor’s Office and the new Ministry of Finance
He listed others to include the new Ultra-Modern Kings
Market in Ado Ekiti and the Amphi Theatre, the Banquet Hall at the Ewi’s
palace and the dualisation of virtually all the roads in the 16 Local
Government Headquarters, among others.
NAN reports that Fayose
said there was no known law in the country that says a sitting governor
must stop performing the functions attached to his office once his party
is preparing to wind down or have election decided against it.
told the gathering that the about 200- lock up shops at the new Kings
market would be shared to willing traders before the end of the week.
pledged that those traders initially displaced as a result of the fire
incident that razed the old market would be given preferential
Fayose appreciated the people of Ado Ekiti for
standing by his party during the last governorship poll, regretting,
however, that certain forces allegedly did not allow their votes to
He assured them that the ruling party in the state as led
by him would use all normal and legal means to reclaim the “stolen
In his response, the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo
Adejugbe, thanked the governor for what he termed as “sudden turn
around” of the state capital, saying close to 80 percent of the projects
carried out by Fayose during his second term in office were
concentrated in Ado Ekiti, thereby making his tenure memorable.