Oyebanji Assumes Office As Ekiti Governor

Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji

Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji of All Progressives Congress (APC) has assumed office as the new governor of Ekiti State, with the promise to make his office accessible to the people.

Abiodun Oyebanji takes over as Ekiti governor.Yesterday, the change of leadership in Ekiti State was finally completed with Mr. Abiodun Ayobami Oyebanji taking over from Dr. Kayode Fayemi whose four-year tenure ended at midnight on Saturday. Fayemi served the first term from 2010 to 2014 and was Minister of Solid Mineral Development in the intervening period. Earlier, 64-year-old Chief (Mrs) Monisade Christiana Afuye had been sworn in as the Deputy Governor. Oyebanji, 54, won the governorship election on June 18 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, the same party with Fayemi. He had served as Secretary to the state government and Chief of Staff to the Governor.

Speaking after he was sworn in as the new governor of the state in Ado Ekiti, the state capital yesterday, the governor said his administration would ensure the interest and participation of all in the welfare of Ekiti.

“My vision is for Ekiti State to be a land of prosperity, opportunity, peace, and progress. On this platform, I hereby pledge my accessibility to you all. This is the summary of my manifesto which I presented to you, the basis upon which we earned your trust.


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