For allegedly abolishing the social security scheme for elders initiated by the administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, an octogenarian , Mrs Funke Akinyemi, has said it would be difficult for the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to get the votes of aged people across the state.
Akinyemi, a beneficiary of the scheme, advocated for the return of Fayemi’s All Progressives Congress to power in the July 14 governorship election.
Under the scheme, Fayemi gave N5,000 monthly stipends to 25,000 indigent elders above 65 years across the 16 local government areas of
The aged woman said the N5,000 monthly stipends she received from the Fayemi administration changed her life and gave her a means of income with which she now sustains herself.
Speaking when Fayemi visited Ilasa-Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area on Saturday, the old woman said she purchased a she-goat from the stipends Fayemi gave to her and now rears goats on commercial basis.
Mrs. Akinyemi urged voters in Ekiti State to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the July 14 election for others to enjoy good governance and for more aged people to be taken care of.