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Fayose I don’t want to be a Senator – Governor says

The Governor said this while meeting with civil servants in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, May 3, 2017.

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Governor Ayo Fayose has said that he will not vie for a seat in the Nigerian Senate in 2019.

According to Punch, Fayose said he will continue to agitate for a better Nigeria, after leaving office.

The Governor said this while meeting with civil servants in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, May 3, 2017.

Fayose also seized the opportunity to praise the workers for their commitment, despite the economic challenges and inconsistent salaries.

The Governor also debunked reports that Ekiti state has received the second payment of the paris club loan.

He said “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 used to affect us in getting extra grants or favour from the Federal Government and international agencies.

“The Federal Government is planning to renovate 1,000 health centres in Nigeria and Ekiti got only three. When I enquired, they said the data used to compile the figures didn’t favour Ekiti. If they are to register for polio vaccine, our people won’t make themselves available, because of nonchalant attitude

“That is why I won’t care to declare more holidays for people to get registered. But I want to call on INEC to look into the faulty data capturing machines. We have had bad experiences since the commencement of the CVR programme last week and the commission must resolve all these anomalies in the interest of our people.

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“I also want to note that all these problems won’t reoccur during the 2018 polls, that is the main reason why INEC, as a commission, must improve on its efficiency.”

Fayose also declined to comment on the health of President Buhari, telling newsmen that he has chosen to watch as issues unfold.

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