A governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in
Ekiti State, Mr Kola Alabi has acknowledged the impact of Governor
Ayodele Fayose in upgrading Ikere Ekiti into a city status through
various infrastructural projects.

Mr Alabi, an indigene of Ikere Ekiti
commended the Governor during the 2016 Ikere Day celebration and a
year Coronation of Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu; saying “the town
has indeed reflected what it is usually called.”

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi quoted the APC
aspirant as saying that the spate of development in Ikere Ekiti in
recent years worth celebrating, citing the dualization of the township
roads done by the governmnet of Governor Fayose as “a project visible
for all to see.”

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He lauded the Deputy Governor, Dr Kolapo Olusola and the Ogoga, Oba
Adejimi Adu for the roles they played towards making their native home
a pride for other communities in the state and enjoined all
irrespective of party affiliations to take a cue.

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Dr Kolapo Olusola who led other top
government functionaries and PDP supporters to the event said it was a
platform for natives to meet with old friends, showcase the culture of
the land and as well contribute towards the development of the town.

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Dr Olusola, who reiterated Governor Fayose’s determination to develop
all sectors in the town, called on Indigenes to contribute more to its

The Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu and his wife, Eyesorun Funmi
Adu congratulated indigenes of the town on this year celebration and
called on them to always remember that “home is the best.”

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The National President of Ikere Ekiti Development Union who is also
the Asiwaju of Ikere Kingdom, Chief Wole Olanipekun, (SAN) and some
other indigenes including, a former Deputy Governor, Mr Bisi Omoyeni
said the time was ripe for all Ikere Ekiti sons and daughters to unite
towards the town’s growth.

Some royal fathers who included the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi
Adeyemi, Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade and Secretary to the
State Government, Dr Modupe Alade and other guests wished the Oba and
people of Ikere Ekiti well.