The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given reasons why the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is opposed to the execution of the airport project in the state, saying the APC is ashamed that a PDP government is showing the political will to do the project.
The PDP said the APC lacked the political will to do it while running the affairs of the state, and that the APC thrives in making false promises while canvassing voters’ support and later abandoning the people and not fulfilling such promises after elections
The PDP, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday by the State Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, said the people of Ekiti State had seen through the deceit of the APC and would not fall victims again.
“The APC is known for reneging on its promises and this, the people of Ekiti State have known. We all remember that during the tenure of APC chieftain, Niyi Adebayo, he said the state had no money to dualise any road in the state, Ayo Fayose came on board and dualised all the major entry points to Ado-Ekiti.
“Segun Oni, then of the PDP, came and in 2009 saw the need for an airport in the state and we know what happened to his government shorty after. Kayode Fayemi of the APC came and made political statement about the project to win support, but abandoned if thereafter.
“Fayose is in the saddle now. The political will and prudence that the APC lacks, he has and is showing them. This is not strange. Fayose and the PDP are known for scoring first in good things in Ekiti State.
“All the states that were created in 1996 like Ekiti have airports or at least airstrips. The APC is only showing malice and bitterness about the project because they know that by God’s grace, the project will be executed by Fayose and an airplane will land on Ekiti soil very soon.
“Leaders, stakeholders including traditional rulers in Ekiti State who mean well for the state and the people are solidly behind the project. They know there is need to open up the state for businesses. They know that if it is a standard airstrip they state deserves one.
“If the APC has started to experience belly aches because of the airport project, we advise them to be ready to take more analgesic, as Fayose and the PDP will deliver to the good people of the state many goodies. One of it is that flyovers will be built to decongest traffic in some points in Ado-Ekiti,” he said.
Adebayo enjoined the people to continue their support for Fayose and the PDP, as the administration would deliver to them more dividends of democracy.
– Emmanuel Ani, Ado Ekiti