- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti said he would not seek public office after the end of his governorship tenure
- He promised to continue to agitate for the development of the country
Amid speculation that he would seek political office after leaving his position as governor of Ondo state, Governor Ayodele Fayosse has revealed that he does not intend to pursue public office.
The Punch reports that the governor declared that he would not run for office again at the expiration of his tenure in 2018 but said he would continue to agitate for the development of the country.
Fayose met with civil servants on grade levels one to seven in the state civil service on Tuesday, May 2 where he declared he would not be running for office again.
He saluted workers for their steadfastness in the face of unstable salary payment.
He explained that Ekiti has received N8.8bn from the Paris Club fund which was shared between the state and local governments, “with over 70 percent of it expended on the payment of salaries instead of the 50 per cent agreed with the federal Ministry of Finance.”
He called on the workers to register at the the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercising because of Ekiti’s interest.
“I don’t want to contest again, not even for senatorial race in 2019.
“One thing I have learnt was that Ekiti people don’t normally participate in some government policies where data are collated.
“And it usually affects us in getting extra grants or favour from the Federal Government and international agencies.”