What Gombe governor, Dankwambo, said about Fayose
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, has described his
Ekiti State counterpart, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, as the symbol of their party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He spoke in Ado-Ekiti while laying the foundation of a new hall in the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi III.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary
to Ekiti State Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the Gombe State governor also expressed
satisfaction with the developmental projects and programmes being executed by the Fayose administration.
His words: "We are all behind Fayose’ he is not alone. He is a symbol of our
party. I am a member of the Peoples Democratic Party and I will continue to be one. He is a great man and he means well for his people. I don't just follow people. I am a man of my own who rose to
the top of his career. I was the Accountant-General of the Federation for six years and whatever I say about anybody, I mean it. Please,
support Fayose to take Ekiti State to higher level.
"Ekiti and Gombe have things in common. The two states were among the six created about 20 years ago. What I saw during the Udiroko Festival really impressed me and by next edition, God willing, I will
come with more people from Gombe to celebrate with you people. I will
also adequately support this hall project and hope to be here when it is inaugurated."
In his remarks, Governor Fayose said sons and daughters of Ado-Ekiti as well as friends of the town would help in building the hall,
stressing that the project is not state project and will not be funded by the state.
The governor said that indigenes of Ado Ekiti and friends
of Ewi have resolved to fund the project.
He challenged all well-wishers of Ado-Ekiti to support the project, saying whatever anybody does, it is for posterity.
On the Udiroko Festival, the governor said that subsequent editions should
be planned in such a way that people could come days before the grand
finale and still enjoy the celebrations.