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President Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (rtd), said the late Olayinka made good use of the opportunities she had to serve the people of Ekiti State and Nigeria meritoriously, though her potentials were yet to be fully harnessed before she died

All that we are seeing today is not strange in Ekiti politics. It is a game of popularity that should be expected between the two dominant parties in the state. They have to do this because of the sophistication in politics that have come to bare in our past elections where no party can claim that it can go to sleep on assumption that it has bought the heart of the people,” were the words of Adelana Adeyanju, a youth leader and Vice Chairman of Ekiti Alliance for Democratic Stability

The governor made the pledge on Thursday during the lying-in-state of Olayinka at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti, where a mammoth crowd witnessed the Afternoon of Tributes held in honour of the deceased

The atmosphere was sombre at the Governor’s Office where politicians, civil servants, students, youths, journalists and other members of the public gathered in groups discussing the burial activities of the late deputy governor

While assuring the family that government would not relent in its duties of making the environment safe for every resident, the governor urged adults and parents to do everything that would guarantee the safety of their children and wards, adding that the child may have been rescued if an adult were to be at the scene of the tragic incident

The website contains speeches and photographs of the late deputy governor as well as her biographies and her activities as deputy governor of the state between October 15, 2010 till she breathed her last on April 6, 2013.

Dr. Fayemi, who was apparently worried at the spate at which some people violate town planning laws while building their houses, stated that the demolition is aimed at protecting the lives and property of citizens as some illegal buildings have posed threats to the safety of lives and property of those who had normally built their structures in the proper place by diverting the waterways

For instance, you all know that for the first time in the history of Ekiti State, our State is being run on credit. Funds that should accrue to the State in the next 20 years are being taken in advance through questionable loans and bond, with the implication that future generations of Ekiti people will be saddled with the task of repaying loans already spent even when they were yet to be born

The NLC boss expressed optimism that the electorate in Ekiti State will reward the governor with another four years in office after he (Fayemi) might have completed his first term in office

In a statement issued in Benin City, Edo State on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ACN said the harassment and intimidation of Chief Awe was part of a grand plan by the PDP to muzzle the ACN in Ekiti State and trigger a breakdown of law and order in the state, which the instigators hope will culminate in a state of emergency, as boasted by the impeached ex-Gov. Ayo Fayose, who said no Ggvernor after him would finish his term

They will lead other eminent party leaders, including former Olusegun Obasanjo, retired General Ibrahim Babaginda,Vice President Namadi Sambo and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to the venue of the declaration.