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Ekito News reports that loyalists of Mr Ayodele Fayose, former Governor of Ekiti State in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State has declared their support for Governor Biodun Oyebanji.

They declared their support at a meeting held at Ado-Ekiti ahead of the forthcoming Congress of the People’s Democratic Party.

The Chairman of Osoko Political Assembly, Dr. Austin Ibikunle, said the essence of the meeting was to re-pledge their loyalty to the former governor.

Ibikunle said the collaboration of Fayose with the present administration in Ekiti is yielding positive results in the area of development of the state.

He described Governor Biodun Oyebanji as a man who has displayed a high capacity in human management to ensure dividends of democracy get to the doorstep of every citizen of the state.

Dr. Ibikunle noted that the duty of the opposition party is not to wage war against the ruling party but to come up with constructive criticism, adding that the present administration is doing well and deserves no criticism from the opposition party.

He advised those criticizing Gov. Oyebanji for having a mutual and cordial relationship with Fayose and other relevant stakeholders in Ekiti to read more and learn how to play the roles of opposition.

He said Oyebanji is the first governor in Ekiti to associate with all former governors of the state, saying this quality stands him out.

The Special Assistant to Governor Oyebanji on Intra-Party, Otunba Omolade Bolarinwa noted that all supporters of Fayose are supporters of Governor Oyebanji.

Bolarinwa, who was the former Vice Chairman of Ado-Ekiti Local Government, described Fayose as a leader who cares for his followers.

Pledging his loyalty, Mr. Festus Akinyede said he is on the side of Fayose because of his ability to grow his followers, saying the former governor has been his leader for a very long time.

He commended him for using his clout and connection to get appointments for his followers from Oyebanji’s administration.

Akinyede also commended Gov. Oyebanji for recognizing Fayose as one of his leaders and giving appointments to his loyalists, adding that the governor would reap bountifully from the seeds of love and unity he is sowing in the state.

The loyalists who are members of the People’s Democratic Party promised to always follow Fayose’s instructions in all elections.

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