Fayose’s Victory Well-Deserved – Ex-NBA Boss

Ayo FayoseA former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has advised Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, not to allow the opposition to distract him from the onerous task of leading the state to greater heights.

Olanipekun gave the advice when he visited Mr. Fayose in his office in Ado-Ekiti, a statement by the governor’s media aide, Idowu Adelusi, said.

The statement added that the former NBA president described Fayose’s victory in the June 21 governorship election as ‘well deserved’.

Olanipekun was quoted to have said, “You are an achiever going by your performance during your first term in office. Your victory in the June 21 governorship election is well deserved. You laid the foundation for the state during your first term.

“I am sure you are going to do more this time around. Don’t allow the opposition to distract you.

“The people of the state have not made a mistake by voting for you, as they made the right choice.

“Face the implementation of the programmes you have lined up for execution as Ekiti people will not judge you by how you have replied the opposition but by what you do to improve their living standard”.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that though the Fayose administration inherited some challenges, he was optimistic that the challenges were not insurmountable and promised to support the government even as he urged people of the state to do same.

In his response, Gov. Fayose appreciated the ex-NBA president for the visit, saying he had known and seen Olanipekun as a great and respected son of Ekiti.

“You have distinguished yourself in your calling and I respect you as a great Ekiti son and leader. I need the support of people like you and all Ekiti sons and daughters. I promise not to allow the ranting of the opposition to distract me and I will deliver on my electoral promises”, Fayose assured his visitor.