The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has described the Social Security Scheme (SSS) of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state as “a deceit taken too far.”
Fayose, in a statement issued by the Director General of (Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation AFCO), Chief Dipo Anisulowo, promised to implement real social security scheme when he assumes office as governor.
According to him, “The best social security is the provision of gainful employments for the youths so as to be able to feed their aged parents, not a miserable N5,000 per month stipend.”
Fayose promised to provide gainful employments for the youths, in addition to a more decent SSS to be provided by his government.
He said it was wrong for a government to have neglected the youths, while going about celebrating the payment of N5,000 monthly stipend to their aged parents.
“Our government won’t be celebrating payment of N5,000 stipends to a few aged people and provision of N10,000 per month jobs for graduates. Rather, we will provided gainful employment for our youths such that they will be able to take care of their aged parents,” Fayose said.
While describing Fayemi’s government as anti-people, Fayose said: “All the wrongs done to the masses of the state by Fayemi’s government will be corrected.
“We will put a permanent stop to capital flight, which has impoverished Ekiti people.”
Also, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, yesterday urged voters in the state to disregard series of mobile text messages announcing his withdrawal from the election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
The politician said he was still in the race and that no amount of propaganda and smear campaign would make him withdraw by this time.
Bamidele in a statement signed by his media aide, Ahmed Salami and made available to journalsits yesterday, said the bulk text messages going around the state and entire South-west geopolitical zone are fictitious and wrongly timed.
He urged voters and his supporters around the state especially those of the LP to desist from listening to such wicked rumours capable of confusing them with just few days to the election.
Bamidele advised his political opponents that this round of propaganda coming again from them could have been properly timed to achieve any result, since similar ones in the past had equally failed.
While insisting that repeated propaganda against him had confirmed that he is a formidable threat in the race, the politician said with the level he had gone into the race in the last eight months, there was no thought of pulling out.
According to the statement, “This is to urge our teeming supporters and voters in the state to desist from text messages announcing the withdrawal of Michael Opeyemi Bamidele of LP from the June 21 governorship race.
“Since there is no iota of truth in it, we are of the opinion that those behind this may have felt threatened by our growing popularity thereby making them to look for an easy way to victory on June 21.
“The timing of this propaganda is very wrong if we had gone this far into the race in the last eight months without pulling out. Within this period, LP has built structures around the state, leading to its candidate emerging as one of the three frontlines and most favoured in various opinion polls. No doubt, we are still in the race and we can confirm that those afraid of us are behind this failed attempt.
“We urge all true sons and daughters of the state to stay committed to our collective struggle to bail the people out of the current socio-economic captivity occasioned by mal-administration of the incumbent government. To them, we say that nobody wins elections through malicious sms but through popular votes which will be cast on June 21.”