Emulate ‘legendary’ Fayose, Shekarau tells Nigerian leaders

Emulate ‘legendary’ Fayose, Shekarau tells Nigerian leaders
May 14 02:20 2017

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has called on leaders at all levels to emulate “the humane nature and policies” of Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Shekarau said in a visit to the state that Fayose’s policies have endeared him to the people while his political achievements made him a legend.

The  former Minister of Education added that since the governor live in the hearts of the people, opposition parties would find it difficult to win future elections in the state.

According to a statement by Fayose’s spokesman, Idowu Adelusi, Shekarau was taken round some projects by the governor,  and he (Shekarau) was overwhelmed by the close relationship between Fayose and the people of Ekiti.

“I am not surprised by the great performance of Governor Ayodele Fayose in Ekiti state. We were governors at the same time in 2003, though we were in different political parties, he did wonderfully well then too. I am impressed by the projects being executed by the governor despite the recession in the country and the small statutory allocations coming to the state,” he said.

Speaking in a similar vein ,the Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Charles Yau Ilya, said he had heard a lot about Fayose and was happy that what he saw on ground confirmed that the Ekiti governor was a true and real friend of the common man.

“This is my first visit to Ekiti state and I have heard a lot about Governor Ayodele Fayose, and I am really happy that the governor is a living legend, whose love for the people of the state is duly reciprocated by the people who are showing their love for him too,” he said.