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Ekiti Poll: Refrain from crisis, transport employers tell members

National President, Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Alhaji Musa Isiwele, on Monday, called on the association’s members in Ekiti to shun any act that could lead to crisis.

Isiwele gave the charge in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja at the backdrop of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) candidate in the election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, won the poll with 197, 459 votes against 178,121 votes of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, his closest opponent.

The RTEAN boss congratulated the governor-elect, Fayemi, and urged aggrieved parties in the election to tow the path of law in addressing their grievances.

”I congratulate the All Progressive Congress and the governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, on the victory at the poll.

”I know that in Nigeria, right from the time of Obafemi Awolowo’s Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), anybody who loses election must complain in one way or the other.

”But, let us know that God is the giver and taker of all things. If God gives you, then we should congratulate you.

”I am happy about the election because there was no loss of life. I congratulate Nigerians on this.

”I call on my members in Ekiti to keep calm because what peace cannot give you, crisis will not give you. We are all Nigerians and we are ready to work with whoever is in power,” he said.

Isiwele, however, called on Fayemi to carry everybody along but treat everyone equally.

”Who voted for you or voted against you no longer matters here. As God has given you the victory, everybody is for you. Treat then equally,” he advised.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93.Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism.He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002.Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013).He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers.He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor.Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.