The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has said his counterpart in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has transformed the state with the various developmental projects embarked upon by his administration.
According to him, Fayose with his performance in office has become a factor in Nigerian politics.
Tambuwal stated this during a call on Fayose at the Government House, Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.
A statement by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said Tambuwal was in Ekiti to attend the funeral of the late military governor of the old Western Region, Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo (retd.)
“I am a regular visitor to Ekiti State and I can see that a lot of transformation has taken place in Ekiti under the leadership of Governor Ayodele Fayose.
“A lot of projects have been embarked upon and that shows the commitment of the governor to making the living standard of the people better. He loves his people and he is working for them.
“In politics, Governor Ayodele Fayose has become an important factor. He doesn’t pretend and his voice is heard across the land. He identifies with the people and the people love him,” Tambuwal said.
On the death of Adebayo, Tambuwal said the country had lost a great figure who believed in the unity and stability of Nigeria.
In a related development, a member of the House of Representatives from Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has described Fayose as a man to look out for in the future political development of the country.
Adebutu, who was also in Ekiti for Adebayo’s burial, expressed optimism that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, would take over the governance of Ogun State in 2019.