Former governors of Ekiti State have thrown their weight behind the incumbent governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji to achieve more success as he pilots affairs of the state towards prosperity.
They gave the assurance at a thanksgiving, marking the first anniversary of governor Biodun Oyebanji in office, held at the Cathedral Church of Emmanuel, Okesa, Ado Ekiti.
Former governor Ayodele Fayose who spoke on behalf of other former governors, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Dr Kayode Fayemi, who were all at the event, commended Mr Oyebanji for his uncommon leadership styles at transforming Ekiti, saying they were all proud of his achievements.
Also, the senate president, Godswill Akpabio who spoke through the leaders of the house, senator Opeyemi Bamidele said a rich culture of performance inherited from the past governors by Mr Oyebanji, coupled with his all inclusive style of leadership enable him to perform effectively.
Delivering a sermon, with the theme: “Rejoicing in the lord”, the Bishop, Diocese of Ekiti State, the Right Reverend Andrew Ajayi, urged political office holders to be conscious of the legacies they will leave behind and what people will say about them when they leave office.
The right reverend Ajayi who scored governor Oyebanji high in the provision of infrastructure in all critical sectors, appealed to residents of Ekiti, irrespective of religion or party affiliation to continue to support the governor and see themselves as one to foster peaceful co-existence.
Governor Biodun Oyebanji in his address, appreciated God, former governors, development partners, donors as well as notable people of the state for their support to his success story, saying he will be counting on more of the Ekiti people’s support as he navigates through the next three years in office.