Ekiti State witnessed the presence of the crème de la crème of the ruling party APC on Tuesday as chieftains of the All Progressives Congress APC stormed the state capital for a mega rally for Kayode Fayemi, in preparation for the Governorship election on Saturday.
Present at the event were, the President of the federation President Muhammadu Buhari, Ministers and members of the cabinet as well as party stalwart such as the chairman of the party, Com Adams Oshiomole, Bola Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Governors Akeredolu of Ondo state, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Rauf Aregbeshola of Osun State and many other party chieftains.
The campaign which was held at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium amidst a heavy presence of security operatives, witnessed a large crowd of APC supporters in and around the state.
Despite the call by the state governor Ayo Fayose, for people to remain indoors and boycott the rally a throng of people were seen in and around the venue of the rally. Market women and transporters were also seen going about their normal business
Various speakers at the event seized the opportunity to espouse the virtues of the APC candidate Kayode Fayemi while appealing to the people of the to cast their vote for the APC candidate at the polls
President Muhammadu Buhari used the medium to highlight some of his administration efforts and projects in Ekiti State. He also assured the people of the state that the state will not be deprived of the allocations and funds due for the state despite the negative political tactics being deployed by the State Governor, Ayo Fayose.
There was mild drama at the mega rally as the current minister for Labour and Productivitry Chief Chris Ngige gaffed, in an apparent misplacement of identity, by calling on the people of Ekiti state to vote for Fayose at the upcoming Saturday election. He was however quick to retract his statement after being corrected by the moderator and Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa.
Report by Adefarati Abiodun for IbadanCity Announcer