Ekiti State Gov. Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday literaly locked down parts of Ado Ekiti, in a victory dance procession that lasted for hours.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the former Minister of Mines and Steel Development arrived in the state capital at about 3:00 p.m. from his Isan Ekiti country home, accompanied by several vehicles, volunteered by political associates and friends.
Scorers of residents, comprising a section of public service workers, artisans, okada riders as well as some students unions, had gathered at various strategic locations around the city as early as 1p.m. to either catch a glimpse of the newly-elected governor or cheer him up.
The procession halted both human and vehicular movements for a couple of hours, even as many sang his praises and danced stylishly.
Addressing the crowd, Fayemi expressed gratitude to Ekiti people for voting massively for him on Saturday.
He promised to fulfil his electoineering campaigns saying every aspect of human life would be touched in his second coming into office.
— Kayode Fayemi (@kfayemi) July 15, 2018
” Last Saturday July 14, 2018 was the day you the people of Ekiti spoke and your voice was heard resoundingly
” On same Saturday, in keeping with the finest traditions of democracy, you determined through the ballot box to change the course of our destiny for good.
” The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has affirmed your collective verdict and formally returned our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the 2018 Ekiti gubernatorial election
” This victory is to the resilient people of Ekiti State whose brightness and hope never dimmed in the face of untold hardship and all forms of indignity under the PDP leadership who has ruled you like a conquered people.
” As a survival strategy, our people were forced to hail them on the streets all in a bid to survive.
“They brandished this as a mark of approval, validation and popularity with our people.
” This is is not just a day of our victory through the ballot. This is indeed the day of the liberation of Ekiti land.
“Our collective rescue mission and the audacious dream to reclaim our land and restore our values have attained a new height on the journey to full realization