The Ekiti State chapter of the Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Egbe Afenifere Ilosiwaju Yoruba, and the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, have congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi on his victory as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).
Egbe Afenifere Ilosiwaju Yoruba said Fayemi’s victory indicates that Nigeria is itching to its rebirth where quality leadership will become prevalent over ethnic, religious or partisan political arrangement.
A statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, by the group’s spokesman Chief Akin Fasae said Fayemi’s quality experience as a former minister, governor and policy experts would be more useful in navigating the affairs of the forum for the overall development of the nation.
The Ekiti governor was on Wednesday night elected by the 36 governors to superintend of the forum’s affairs for the next four years. He succeeds outgoing Zamfara State Governor Abdulazis Yari.
The former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose also congratulated Fayemi on his emergence as chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.
A statement by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, said Fayemi’s victory as NGF Chairman was well deserved to him and the people of Ekiti State.
He said: “I congratulate Governor Fayemi on his appointment and elevation as Chairman of the NGF.
“It is well deserved for you and the entire people of Ekiti. Politics will come and go, but Ekiti State will remain eternal.
“Once again, you have my best wishes.”