Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose went into the streets of Ado Ekiti today, Thursday, distributing cake, cash and bottles of coca cola to passers-by as he celebrates his 56th birthday.
Market women and passers-by lined up on the streets to receive their portions of the cake, bottle of coca cola and what was described as ‘little cash.’
Speaking in one of the joints, governor Fayose said that it is only right for him to give back to the same people who voted him into office.
He said: “It is a show of love to my people; we can’t sit in the government house and enjoy the comfort of the office without remembering them. I got a lot of gifts on my birthday, cakes, yam tubers, cows, rice and so on, how many can I eat? How many clothes can I wear at a time?
“It is just normal, just good for me to go back to the street and give it back to the people that put me in the government house. This is my style, this is me naturally, just that this time around it is more elaborate moving from one junction to the other to ensure about 500 persons per
junction get something small on my birthday.
“The more people you can touch, the better for your life today and tomorrow. These are the set of people that will never walk into the government house asking for contracts, asking for help; they will not even be allowed to get in unless the governor leaves the comfort of his office to come and meet with them wherever they are and that is exactly what I am doing.
“These are the people that employed us into the office, they should not be abandoned for one minute, we must stay with them continuously at every opportunity.” [myad]