Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Speakers’ Forum, Rt. Honourable John Gaul Lebo, has described Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as a leader Nigerians should vote as President in 2019.
Lebo, who doubles as Speaker, Cross Rivers State House of Assembly, said Fayose’s closeness to the grassroot, demonstrated with overwhelming attention Ekiti people accord him were clear indications that he’s man of the people.
The chief lawmaker made the remarks yesterday when his team visited the governor in Ado Ekiti, the State capital.
He said, “We are shocked and confounded about the massive infrastructural development governor 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 these projects.
“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 by the overwhelming popularity governor Fayose has in his state here. Even the children crowd around him anywhere they see him. The common people hail him and all that. He is very much at home with them, “Lebo said.
“All this goes 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.
“He is a model of leadership that others should imitate, and a quintessential leader. It is difficult, very difficult, especially in this clime of ours, for a governor to climb down from his exalted position and also walk side by side with the common men on the streets and get such overwhelming popularity that Fayose enjoins”, he added.