PDP CHIEFTAIN, AYO FAYOSE VOWS TO SUPPORT APC
PDP chieftain and former Governor of Ekiti State, AYODELE FAYOSE has promised to support the Ekiti State governor-elect, BIODUN OYEBANJI in other to move the state forward.
FAYOSE professed his support in Ado Ekiti, when he hosted the governor-elect, BIODUN OYEBANJI, who visited him, after winning the June 18 governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
An earlier report report quoted him saying that he would not support the presidential bid of PDP’s candidate, ATIKU ABUBAKAR, despite being a member of the party.
During the visit, FAYOSE urged the governor-elect to be magnanimous in victory and perceive himself as the Governor of the whole State and leader of the people regardless of political affiliations.
FAYOSE said: “I promise to support OYEBANJI’s administration in whatever area my support would be needed. The development of Ekiti State is a collective effort.
“You have to see all Ekiti people as your own. You are the governor of all regardless of political affiliations”.
In his remarks, OYEBANJI said the visit was to extend courtesies to FAYOSE as a former governor of the state, who, according to him, demonstrated statesmanship by congratulating him shortly after he was declared winner of the June 18 election.
Brave Views recalls that ONYEBANJI defeated other candidates in the election, including SEGUN ONI of the Social Democratic Party and the one backed by FAYOSE… BISI KOLAWOLE of the People’s Democratic Party.
Reports had it that OYEBANJI had earlier gone on a thank you visit to the outgoing Governor of the State, Dr KAYODE FAYEMI in Ado-Ekiti, a day after the incumbent Governor led two other APC governors to visit him at his Ikogosi Ekiti country home.
The governor-elect has also visited the first civilian Governor of the state, currently Minister of Investments, Trade and Industry, OTUNBA NIYI ADEBAYO at his Iyin-Ekiti country home earlier in the week.
He had also visited Chief DEJI FASUAN, the nonagenarian elder statesman, who chaired the committee for the creation of Ekiti State, under whom, he served as Secretary (to the committee) as well as the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba RUFUS ADEYEMO ADEJUGBE.