By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
A House of Representatives member-elect, Hon. Olusola Fatoba, has said that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the recently held Presidential polls has clearly shown that the power of the masses had subdued that of the elite,who had been the ones dictating the pace on who becomes the president of Nigeria since independence.
He said that the President’s resounding victory over the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, confirmed that Nigerians were appreciative of the federal government’s programmes and policies.
Fatoba ,who won on the platform of the All Progressives Congress,(APC) was elected on February 23 election to represent Ado/Irepodun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency 1.
He also added that the superlative performance of Governor Kayode Fayemi and women empowerment of the governor’s wife, Bisi, accounted for the APC’s good showings in Ekiti.
In a chat with journalists in Ado- Ekiti on Tuesday, Fatoba reminded the ruling elite that Buhari had de mystified their powers and brought recognition to the masses .
“The victory of President Muhammadu Buhari has elevated the powers of the electorate and their relevance about who should become the president of our dear nation.
“In the past, few elite dictated the pace in the politics of the nation, but now President Buhari had brought a paradigm shift to our politics and people have now taken ownership of government”,he said.
On the winning of the three senate, six house of representatives and 25 out of the 26 house of assembly seats in the state, Fatoba said : “it was a product of hardwork and the regular payment of salary and pension and free education policy as well as other policies initiated by governor Fayemi helped us.
“Apart from governor Fayemi, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi campaigned vigorously across Ekiti visiting markets and distributing gifts to women. This also helped our course.
“The acceptability of other leaders like former governor Niyi Adebayo, Deputy governor Bisi Egbeyemi and others also helped our victories. We are grateful to them and to the good people of Ekiti”.
Fatoba promised that he would leverage on his experience in agriculture firm and as a commercial farmer to empower the youths and attract them into commercial farming.
He said he will partner Fayemi-led administration to attract investments to the state,especially the one that has to do with agriculture, having worked in Agriculture firm for a period of 25 years.
“I have been worked with Olam Nigeria Limited for 25 years. This is one of the best producers of rice and cocoa in Nigeria. So, I will use my networks to bring them to work with governor Fayemi.
“I will also push and support steps that will attract federal projects to our dear state. All the elected federal lawmakers will work hard to ensure that we work for the completion of all federal projects in the state”,he said.