Adebayo Adenrele

An erstwhile Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has described Governor Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji as a blessing from God to the people of the state, adding that he is a listening and pragmatic leader, who is well prepared to offer diligent and excellent service.

Fayose stated this today during his courtesy visit to the incumbent Governor in his office in Ado-Ekiti and to also express his condolences on the demise of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Funminiyi Afuye.

Fayose enjoined Ekiti people to support the new administration so that he can improve the economic situation of the State and deliver on his promises to move the State forward.

He said Governor Oyebanji had started excellently by virtue of the steps he had taken so far, adding that the support of the people is what he needs to do more.

In his words, “You are now the face of Ekiti, you need everybody to gather advice, you need good counselling, especially in a state where some people are looking for manners from above. I will continue to offer my advice, when we have observations we call you to tell you.

“Support this Governor, he’s not the Governor of APC, he’s not the Governor of PDP, though he contested under his party but he’s now the governor of Ekiti State. So, he needs all the support to succeed, and I know he shall succeed, because he has started very well.

“I am not here to play politics, I am a PDP man when it is time for election. I will fight you but right now you are the face of our State. You are the governor of our State. What I have seen of you is that you are a listening governor, you are well prepared to serve.”

In his response, Oyebanji said the visit was a demonstration of the fact that the interest of Ekiti State is paramount, regardless of political affiliation.

“That is what my elder brother, former Governor Ayodele Fayose has demonstrated today. And we thank him for this.

“I will surely need his wise counsel. One good thing about Ex-Governor Fayose is that he is very frank and you will always know where he stands on any matter.”