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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

PDPs Victory in Ekiti Forced S/West APC Govs to Reverse Anti-people Policies Minister


The Minister of State for Works, Mr. Adedayo Adeyeye, has attributed the sudden change of policies by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in the South-west to the embarrassing defeat the party suffered in Ekiti State, during the conduct of the June 21 governorship election

According to the minister,Ekiti people deserve kudos for liberating the Yoruba people from the bondage of the APC and its bad governments in Lagos and other States.
Adeyeye, who made this known while speaking to journalists in his Ise-Ekiti country home yesterday, however, pointed out that the reversal of tuition fees from over N300,000 to N25,000 by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and the planned review of the ban on Okada in the state was an act of deceit propelled by the fear of an impending rejection by the people in 2015.
The minister said he was proud to be part of the June 21 governorship election, which according to him,forced the APC governors to embark on desperate review of their anti-peoples policies, adding that; Ekiti people can now hold their heads high having liberated the South-west from the oppression of the APC.
Adeyeye said: They think our people cannot read between their deceits. That is why they are embarking on policy somersault, reducing school fees that they increased without justification and planning to unban Okada that they banned without considering the plight of the Okada riders and Lagosians in general.
Now that Fashola has returned Lagos State University tuition fees to the N25,000 that he met, what will happen to all those students who dropped out of the university because of the astronomical increment?
If eventually, the ban on Okada is reviewed, will Fashola also return the several thousands of Okadas that he destroyed to their owners? Will he bring back those Okada riders that lost their lives because of the ban back to life?
While urging the people not to be hoodwinked by the sudden welfarist posture of the APC governors, Adeyeye said: In saner climes, no governor will first increase school fees from N25,000 to over N300,000 and wait for more than three years before reversing the increment. Such a governor ought to have resigned.
In the entire South-west today, apart from the late Chief Obafemi Awolowos Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), it was only PDP governments that established tertiary institutions. It was under four years that Baba Lateef Jakande established LASU and Lagos State Polytechnic, which the APC government made difficult for children of common men to attend until the Ekiti election forced them to reduce the fees.
Therefore, no one should be hoodwinked by the APC governors reversal of increment in school fees, because the fees ought not to have been increased in the first place, he maintained.
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