The Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Speakers’ Forum, Rt. Honourable John Gaul Lebo, has described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a leader Nigerians should vote as President in 2019, saying his closeness to the grassroots, demonstrated by the overwhelming attention the people accord him on the streets of Ekiti State, is a feat achievable only by a model in leadership.
“We are confounded about the massive infrastructural development Fayose is doing in Ekiti. The governor has been very modest by not advertising all the great projects he has been doing. If I were a governor in this state and doing this, I would have put up very elaborate media showcase of the projects
Ekiti is among the states earning the least federal allocations, putting up all these great projects is legendary,” Lebo, who is the Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, said.
“We have seen his new High Court Complex, which is one of the strongest institutions of government and that one being built by governor Fayose is one of the best in the country. We have seen the elaborate road network and the fly over which you would agree with me is the longest fly-over across the country.
“ We are also impressed with the overwhelming popularity Fayose has in his state. Even the children crowd around him anywhere they see him. The common people hail him. He is very much at home with them. “
The lawmakers spoke, yesterday, when his team visited the governor in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. They were in Ekiti to attend the wedding of the child of Ekiti State House of Assembly Speaker, Pastor Kolawole Oluwawole.
Saying Fayose has a good chance of emerging Nigeria’s President if given the PDP platform in 2019, he said: “ All these go to show that Governor Fayose is a successful model of a modern leader, and I want to urge our leaders to learn from him and I believe that he stands a chance of being President in 2019.”