The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said on Thursday that Ekiti State has benefited more from the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government in less than three years than the 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayemi scored the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration high in its three cardinal policies of reviving the economy, security and anti-corruption.
He urged Nigerians to be wary of the PDP’s threat to return to power, saying the damage done to the economy by the PDP government was monumental hence it should not be allowed to return to power.
The former Ekiti State governor said the PDP was scheming for a comeback to power in order to continue the looting that brought the nation’s economy to its knees.
Fayemi spoke at a news conference on Thursday at his Eyi Yato Villa residence in Isan-Ekiti shortly before hosting thousands of APC members to an end-of-the-year stakeholders meeting.
The meeting was attended by party leaders including former Governor of the state, Segun Oni, APC Chairman in the state, Chief Olajide Awe, party executives from all the 177 wards, 16 Local Government Areas, 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and the three senatorial districts in Ekiti.
The minister faulted the claim of Governor Ayo Fayose that he (Fayemi) has not used his position as minister to benefit his home state, noting that Ekiti now enjoys concrete federal presence.
The ex-governor revealed that thousands of Ekiti people are now beneficiaries of empowerment programmes and loan schemes of the federal government which has boosted their standards of living.