Sheriff, PDP governors brand Fayose, potential future leader
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and seven governors of the party at the weekend described Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as a fearless politician and a potential leader of the country.Senator Sheriff and the governors were in Ekiti to grace the commissioning of some projects executed by Fayose.
The governors in attendance were; Taraba State Governor, Arch. Darius Ishaku, his counterpart from Rivers, Nyesom Wike; Dr Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) and David Umahi (Ebonyi).Others were, Ibrahim Dankwabo of Gombe State, Emanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom) and Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
The Taraba State governor disclosed that Fayose was instrumental to the judicial victory he recorded at the Supreme Court after losing in a dramatic manner at the Appellate Court.
In the same vein, Udom and Ikpeazu disclosed that Fayose has been a pillar of support to their administrations, disclosing that the governor played similar role for them during their travails at the Election Petition Tribunal.
Ishaku, while speaking at a thanksgiving ceremony organised in honour of his judicial victory in Ado Ekiti, said Fayose’s counsel made him escape the hammer at the apex court.
“After losing at the Appeal Court, I was in Jerusalem with Governor Fayose and at a time I became burdened and I told him (Fayose) that I
am prepared to go back to my state. But he advised me to stay back and put all my supplications before God and that I did.
“I then promised that if I should win the Supreme Court verdict that I am going to do my thanksgiving in Ado Ekiti and that is what I am doing today.
He told me God will make way for me and this advice subdued my worries and today I am celebrating.
Speaking on Fayose’s virtues, Ishaku showered encomiums on the governor for his forthrightness, doggedness and bravery, saying these have helped in shaping his political career.
Udom, who branded Fayose as a dependable pillar of support in the PDP, said the present crop of governors across party lines must rise above partisanship and strive hard to make Nigeria great in all respects.
“The present crops of governors in the country are committed people who are ready to take Nigeria to the next level”, he said.
Among the projects commissioned are: Funmilayo Olayinka Women Development Centre, built in honour of the late Deputy Governor; 2000 capacity amphi-theatre built within the precinct of Ewi of Ado Ekiti palace; Awedele dualisation project; De-Head-Police Headquarters Road; Petim Road in Adebayo in Ado Ekiti.
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