The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has warned politicians jostling to succeed him in 2022 by paraphrasing former President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 catchphrase that his ambition to remain in power is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti at a “State-of-The-State” programme lined up as part of activities to mark his third year anniversary as governor on Friday, Fayemi declared that, “No position is worth the blood of anybody”.
He called on all political parties and their followers to eschew violence by “playing the game according to the rules”, urging “aspiring Governors to be conscious of the fact that God is the only one that can choose a leader”.
The Governor went on to assure that the preparations for the 2022 gubernatorial election in the state will not affect projects execution and other areas of service delivery by his administration.
According to him, “This administration has only one year left, but I can assure you we shall work till the very last day. We have spent 1,095 days, which translates to three years.
“The next final year will be used to build on our existing performance, and no project will be left uncompleted.
“All abandoned projects by the previous administration had been completed by us, with only a few others still at various stages of completion, but I am giving my words that by the time I leave office, there will not be any project left unattended to.
“As we move gradually into the electioneering period, I enjoin all Ekiti persons to avoid politics of bitterness. We are all brothers and sisters
“It is also my prayers that may the wish of God prevail on our journey to the next political dispensation.”